Roger Blench: Papers in Southeast Asian Archaeology and Prehistory

 

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2017

Introduction: reconnecting histories across the Indo-Pacific. In: Spirits & Ships: cultural transfers in early monsoon Asia. Andrea Acri, Roger Blench & Alix Landmann In: Andrea Acri, Roger Blench & Alix Landmann eds. 1-37. Singapore: ISEAS.

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2017

Ethnographic and archaeological correlates for an MSEA linguistic area. In: Spirits & Ships: cultural transfers in early monsoon Asia. Andrea Acri, Roger Blench & Alix Landmann eds. 207-238. Singapore: ISEAS.

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2016

Splitting Up Proto-Malayopolynesian; New Models of Dispersals from Taiwan. In: Austronesian diaspora: a new perspective. Bagyo Prasetyo, Titi Surti Nastiti, Truman Simanjuntak eds. 77-104. Jakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.

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2016

The boiling pot: 4000 years ago in the Luzon straits. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on the Formosan Indigenous Peoples, 2014. Yu Chun et al. eds. 3-31. Academia Sinica, Taipei

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The linguistic background to SE Asian sea nomadism. Chapter in:   Sea nomads of SE Asia past and present. Bérénice Bellina, Roger M. Blench & Jean-Christophe Galipaud eds. Singapore: NUS Press.

 

 

 

 

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Interdisciplinary approaches to the early history of plants and animals in Southeast Asia: beyond archaeobotany. Powerpoint presented at EURSEAA XV, Paris, 6-10th July, 2015

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How far can we read the practice of SE Asian sea nomadism into the past? Powerpoint presented at EURSEAA XV, Paris, 6-10th July, 2015

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Origins of Ethnolinguistic Identity in Southeast Asia. In: Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology. Editors: Junko Habu, Peter Lape, John Olsen eds. Springer.

 

 

 

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Blench, Roger M. Restructuring our understanding of the South China Sea interaction sphere: the evidence from multiple disciplines. In: Taiwan Maritime Landscapes from Neolithic to Early Modern Times: Cross-Regional Perspectives. Paola Calanca & Frank Muyard eds. Taiwan: Academica Sinica.

 

 

 

 

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Blench, Roger M. Interdisciplinary approaches to stratifying the peopling of Madagascar. In: Proceedings of the Indian Ocean Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. Akshay Sarathi ed. Oxford: Archaeopress.

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The Austronesians in the New World: a chronostratigraphy.  International Conference on Formosan Indigenous Peoples: Contemporary Perspectives. 15-17 September 2014. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

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2014

Suppose we are wrong about the Austronesian settlement of Taiwan? Paper presented at the National Museum of Prehistory, Taitung, 28th September, 2014.

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2014

The Austronesians: an agricultural revolution that failed. Presented at the Second International Conference on Taiwan Indigenous Peoples 15-17 September 2014 Shung Ye Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

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n.d.

Reconstructing Austroasiatic prehistory. Was to be a chapter in Jenny, M. & P. Sidwell (eds.). forthcoming Handbook of the Austroasiatic Languages. But no space!

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2012

The history and distribution of the free-reed mouth-organ in SE Asia. In: Papers from EurASEAA 14, Dublin 2012. H. Lewis, ed. Singapore: NUS Press.

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2012

(Conference preprint) The world turned upside down: sago-palm processors in Northeast India and the origins of Chinese civilisation. Pre-circulated paper for the panel ‘The sub-Himalayan Corridor: Just what is going on in North East India?’ Northeast India Panel, EurASEAA 14, Dublin 2012.

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2014

The contribution of linguistics to understanding the foraging/farming transition in NE India. In: 51 Years after Daojali Hading: Emerging perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India. Essays in Honour of T. C. Sharma.  Tia Toshi Jamir & Manjil Hazarika eds. Delhi: Research India Press.

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2014

Denis Pierron, Harilanto Razafindrazaka, Luca Pagani, François-Xavier Ricaut, Tiago Antao, Mélanie Capredon, Clément Sambo, Chantal Radimilahy, Jean-Aimé Rakotoarisoa, Roger M. Blench, Thierry Letellier, Toomas Kivisild 2014. Genome-wide evidence of Austronesian–Bantu admixture and cultural reversion in a hunter-gatherer group of Madagascar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/01/03/1321860111.abstract

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2013

Was there once an arc of vegeculture linking Melanesia with Northeast India? In: Pacific Archaeology: Documenting the Past 50,000 Years to the Present. Summerhayes, G.R. and Buckley, H. (eds). 1-17. University of Otago Studies in Prehistoric Anthropology 25.

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2013

The prehistory of the Daic (Tai-Kadai) speaking peoples and the hypothesis of an Austronesian connection. Unearthing Southeast Asia’s past: Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1. eds. Marijke J. Klokke and Véronique Degroot. 3-15. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

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2012

Almost everything you believed about the Austronesians isn’t true. In: Crossing Borders: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1. 128-148. Editors: Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz, Andreas Reinecke & Dominik Bonatz. Singapore: NUS Press.

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2012

Kennerknecht, Ingo, Hämmerle, Johannes Maria, Blench, Roger M.  The Peopling of Nias, from the Perspective of Oral Literature and Molecular Genetic Data. In: Crossing Borders: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 2. 3-15. Editors: Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz, Andreas Reinecke & Dominik Bonatz. Singapore: NUS Press.

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2012

Vernacular names for taro in the Indo-Pacific region and their possible implications for centres of diversification. In M. Spriggs, David Addison & Peter J. Matthews (eds.) Irrigated Taro Colocasia esculenta in the Indo-Pacific: Biological, Social and Historical Perspectives. 21-43. Osaka: Minpaku.

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2011

The role of agriculture in the evolution of Southeast Asian language phyla. In N. Enfield ed. Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland SE Asia. 125-152. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. Paper from the conference: Dynamics of human diversity in mainland Southeast Asia. EFEO, SIEM REAP, 6-10th January 2009

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2011

[with Paul Sidwell] The Austroasiatic Urheimat : the Southeastern Riverine Hypothesis. Dynamics of Human Diversity: The Case of Mainland Southeast Asia. In N. Enfield ed. Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland SE Asia. 317-345. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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2011

Was there an Austroasiatic presence in island SE Asia prior to the Austronesian expansion? Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 30: 133-144. Paper presented at IPPA XIX, held in Hanoi, November 29-December 4, 2009

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2010

New evidence for the Austronesian impact on the East African coast. In: Global origins and the development of seafaring. Atholl Anderson, J.H. Barrett & K.V. Boyle eds. 239-248. Cambridge: Macdonald Institute.

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2008

A history of fruits on mainland SE Asia.  Occasional Paper 4. Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past. Edited by Toshiki OSADA and Akinori UESUGI Indus Project. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

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2008

Musical instruments of South Asian origin depicted on the reliefs at Angkor, Cambodia. In: From Homo Erectus to the living traditions. J-P. Pautreau et al. eds. 239-244. Papers from the 11th EURASEAA meeting at Bougon, 25-29th September 2006. Chiang Mai: Siam Ratana.

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2005

From the mountains to the valleys: SE Asian ethnolinguistic geography.  In: The peopling of East Asia. Sagart, L. Blench, R.M. & A. Sanchez-Mazas (eds.) 31-50. London: Routledge.

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1996

The ethnographic evidence for long-distance contacts between Oceania and East Africa. In: The Indian Ocean in Antiquity. Julian Reade ed. 417-438. London/New York: Kegan Paul International/ British Museum Press.

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