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Author Li, Kuang-ti, 1953-
Title Ceramic Remains from Kueishan and Discussions Relating to the Relationship of Formosan Aborigines in Southern Taiwan / Kuang-ti Li
Imprint Taichung, Taiwan, China : The Museum, 2003
 Fu Ssu-Nien Reference  R Li-K-T  2003A    LIB USE ONLY    30530000833541
Descript p.79-90 : ill, table ; 30 cm.
Note Bulletin of the National Museum of Natural science,16
Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to report on ceramic materials unearthed from the Kueishan site. Pingtung County, southern Taiwan during archeological excavations carried out in 1993 and 1994. Additionally, I argue that insights into the ceramic remains of the Kueishan Cultural Phase and the style of decorated potsherds may provide essential information for studying the dispersal of Formosan aborighines in southern Taiwan. In addition to other archaeological artifacts and ecofactual remains, approximately 17,000 potsherds were recovered from the site, all remains of the Kueishan Phase. The Kueishan Phase can be dated to 1,500 B.P. Although only 6% of the remains were decorated wares, they are useful for distinguishing the Kueishan Culture. The decorative patterns of Kueishan can be calssified into 22 categories. This paper focuses on human figure designs. Vessels marked with these designs suggest not only labor-intensive manufacturing, but also that these were high-value or "prestige" objects within the society. As a result, such decorative motifs may reflect social and cultural contexts of prehistoric Kueishan inhabitants. Together with the archeological remains and ethnographic materials, I argue that prehitoric Kueishan inhabitants and the Paiwan have a common inferitance from early Austronesian-speaking individuals.
Subject Ceramic remains
Formosan aborigines
Southern Taiwan
Alt Author 李匡悌 (1953-) 著
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