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The Pain Haka burial ground on Flores: Indonesian evidence for a shared Neolithic belief system in Southeast Asia

Jean-Christophe Galipaud, Rebecca Kinaston, Siân Halcrow, Aimee Foster, Nathaniel Harris, Truman Simanjuntak, Jonathan Javelle, Hallie Buckley
2016 Antiquity  
Jakarta Pain Haka N 0 km 2000 Recent excavations at the coastal cemetery of Pain Haka on Flores have revealed evidence of burial practices similar to those documented in other parts of Southeast Asia. Chief among these is the use of pottery jars alongside other forms of container for the interment of the dead. The dating of the site combined with the fact that this burial practice is present over such a wide geographic area suggests a widespread belief system during the Neolithic period across
more » ... thic period across much of Southeast Asia.
doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.185 fatcat:obtfyu2t2ngzbgzwaqgsfbcwim