A REVIEW OF GLASS COMPOSITIONS AROUND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA REGION (THE LATE 1ST MILLENNIUM BC TO THE 1ST MILLENNIUM AD): PLACING IRON AGE GLASS BEADS FROM TAIWAN IN CONTEXT

Kuan-Wen Wang, Caroline Jackson

Abstract


With more published chemical analyses of glass beads in Southeast Asia and southern China in the last decade, it is becoming possible to discuss the regional and temporal patterns of prehistoric glass beads in these areas. This article focuses the 1st millennium AD, reviewing the chemical composition of glass in Taiwan, Southeast Asia and southern China, in an attempt to understand the potential relationships between the three regions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7152/jipa.v34i0.14701

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