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Higham, Charles

Overview
Works: 92 works in 404 publications in 4 languages and 6,734 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
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Most widely held works by Charles Higham
The civilization of Angkor by Charles Higham( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Introduction: 'One of the Marvels of the World' -- 2. The Prehistoric Period in South-East Asia: 2300 BC-AD 400 -- 3. The Earliest Civilization in South-East Asia: AD 150-550 -- 4. The Early Kingdoms of Chenla: AD 550-800 -- 5. The Dynasty of Jayavarman II: AD 800-1000 -- 6. The Dynasty of the Sun Kings: AD 1000-1080 -- 7. The Dynasty of Mahidharapura: AD 1080- -- 8. The Civilization of Angkor
Life in the Old Stone Age by Charles Higham( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the discoveries of the remains of early man and a reconstruction of his life as it must have been
The excavation of Nong Nor : a prehistoric site in Central Thailand( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nong Nor is a prehistoric coastal site located in the Chonburi Province, Southeast Asia. It was excavated between 1991 and 1993 and shows two phases of occupation: the first, c.2500 BC, a brief stay by a community of hunter-gatherers living on shellfish, dolphins and sharks; the second, an extensive cemetery of 170 graves dating to 1100-700 BC, some with grave goods and a small group of unusually wealthy ones. The authors, in their conclusion, suggest that the first inhabitants of Nong Nor may have been ancestral to the later inhabitants of nearby Khok Phanom Di
Encyclopedia of ancient Asian civilizations by Charles Higham( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civilizations of Asia rose over a vast territory that stretched from the region of modern Afganistan and the Aral Sea to Japan and Korea, and from Sri Lanka (former Ceylon) to islands of Southeast Asia. Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations is the first work to bring together the complete range of early Eastern states under one cover, from the Indus Valley civilization in approximately 3,000 B.C.E. through the Cambodian empires of Funan, Chenla, and Angkor that lasted until the 15th century. In many cases the civilizations included here have thus far been treated only marginally in the English language." "The encyclopedia begins with a lengthy introduction to the history of the region, followed by approximately 900 detailed, A-to-Z entries that cover archaeological sites, agricultural and economic development, personalities and political institutions, as well as articles on religion, trade, warfare, and other important topics." "Fifty black-and-white photographs and illustrations, four maps, cross-references, a chronology, further readings, a bibliography, and an index make the information easily accessible. Encyclopedia of Ancient Asian Civilizations is a resource for students researching the subject, as well as a useful scholarly reference."--Jacket
The archaeology of mainland Southeast Asia : from 10,000 B.C. to the fall of Angkor by Charles Higham( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia by Charles Higham( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia has been described as an enigma and a challenge. Some specialists have claimed that the earliest bronze working in the world occurred here, suggesting a cultural sequence that fails to fit a world-wide pattern. Others see it as distinct from parallel developments in other parts of the world. This book is the first comprehensive study of the period, placed within its broader regional context."--BOOK JACKET. "Charles Higham suggests that the adoption of metallurgy followed a period of agricultural expansion into Southeast Asia, originating in the rice growing cultures of the Yangzi Valley. The first acquaintance with copper and tin smelting may have taken place as a result of growing exchange between the late neolithic inhabitants of Southeast Asia and the Shang and Zhou states of the Central Plains of China. The latter provided exotic bronzes, the former adopted the new technology and adapted it to their own needs. However, the chronology remains unclear, and local origins remain a viable alternative hypothesis. When set in a broader comparative framework, the early development of Bronze Age societies in Southeast Asia is found to have more similarities than differences with those in Iberia, the Aegean, the near East and Chinese nuclear area."--BOOK JACKET. "The author traces the development of Bronze Age cultures into the Iron Age, identifying regionality and innovation. Along the northern borders of Southeast Asia, chiefdoms developed within the context of Chinese Imperial expansion. To the south, societies entered into a growing exchange network which incorporated India and the Roman Empire. Higham shows how these distinct regional developments contributed to the emergence of Southeast Asian states."--BOOK JACKET. "The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia provides a systematic and regional presentation of the current evidence. Using a thematic approach, Charles Higham provides an up-to-date account of the Southeast Asian and Chinese Bronze Ages, documenting evidence site by site. This is the first time these regions have been integrated in research to provide an understanding of how and why their distinct cultures developed."--Jacket
The Maoris by Charles Higham( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of the Maori people and the effect of European colonization on these original inhabitants of New Zealand. Briefly describes the Maori today
The excavation of Ban Non Wat( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the civilization of Angkor by Charles Higham( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book covers the background of environmental change, the adoption of rice farming, archaeogenetics, the adoption of copper-based metallurgy, the Iron Age and the origins of state formation"--
Early cultures of mainland Southeast Asia by Charles Higham( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric Thailand : from early settlement to Sukhothai by Charles Higham( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early mainland Southeast Asia : from first humans to Angkor by Charles Higham( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This synthesis of the latest archaeological discoveries in Southeast Asia begins with the early hunter gatherers and concludes with the early states, with particular reference to Angkor. There has been a proliferation of new ideas and interpretations with the progressive archaeology and excavation of these sites
The excavation of Khok Phanom Di : a prehistoric site in Central Thailand by Charles Higham( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Khok Phanom Di is a prehistoric site located in Central Thailand. An excavation there in 1985 removed cultural material from a 10 x 10 metre square to a depth of almost seven metres. The previous five volumes in this series have reported on the excavation, the environment, biological remains, aspects of material culture and the human skeletal material. The excavation revealed that over a period of half a millennium from about 2000 B.C., the site was a major ceramic production centre. This volume is the result of over 15 years intensive research on more than 12 tons of ceramics, including the complete pottery vessels found as mortuary offerings, anvils used to shape pots, cylinders of prepared clay, caches of sand used as tempering material, and the stands used to support firing platforms. Hundreds of thin sections have been prepared and analysed in order to identify both local and exotic wares, and minute details of the complex patterns of decoration on the vessels have been considered. The form of the vessels changed over time, and this, combined with the identification of the many fabric types, has allowed Dr. Vincent to distinguish four major ceramic periods. These he then relates to the cultural sequence and a major contribution to understanding the role played by pottery manufacture and exchange within the site, and with other communities within its trading orbit. This volume sets a precedent and a benchmark for the analysis of Southeast Asian ceramics by the acknowledged leader in this highly specialised and complex field."--Jacket
Khok Phanom Di : prehistoric adaptation to the world's richest habitat by Charles Higham( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research report on Phanom Di Burial Mound, archeological site in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand
The origins of the civilization of Angkor by Charles Higham( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Thailand : from prehistory to Sukhothai by Charles Higham( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Non Nok Tha : the faunal remains from the 1966 and 1968 excavations at Non Nok Tha, Northeastern Thailand by Charles Higham( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel's Gully : an archaeological survey by Charles Higham( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric settlement patterns in Northeast Thailand : the result of site surveys undertaken in January and February 1980 by Amphan Kijngam( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of ancient Asian civilizations
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Life in the Old Stone AgeEncyclopedia of ancient Asian civilizationsThe archaeology of mainland Southeast Asia : from 10,000 B.C. to the fall of AngkorThe Bronze Age of Southeast AsiaThe MaorisThe excavation of Ban Non WatThe origins of the civilization of AngkorEarly cultures of mainland Southeast Asia
Alternative Names
Chān Haiʿǣm

Charles Higham antropoloog uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Charles Higham britischer Orientarchäologe und Anthropologe

Charles Higham British archaeologist

Higham, C. F. W.

Higham, C. F. W. 1939-

Higham, C. F. W. (Charles F. W.)

Higham, C. F. W. (Charles Franklin Wandesforde)

Higham, C. F. W. (Charles Franklin Wandesforde), 1939-

Higham, Charles

Higham, Charles F.W. 1939-

Higham Charles Franklin Wandesforde

Higham, Charles Franklin Wandesforde 1939-

Wandesforde Higham, Charles Franklin 1939-

Languages
English (216)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)