Accepted Paper:

A preliminary report on survey of kiln sites, Mon State  


Elizabeth Moore (SOAS; NSC ISEAS)
Hiroshi Sugiyama (Nara National Institute)
Mamoru Shibayama (Kyoto University)
San Win (Ministry of Culture)
Yuni Sato (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)

Paper Short Abstract:

The paper summarizes recent survey of kilns in and around Muttama/Mawlamyaing (Moulmein) in the context of the growing scholarship on kiln sites in Twante, Bago (Pegu), Mawlamyaing and Karen State from fieldwork over the past year.

Paper long abstract:

The paper summarizes recent findings from survey in Mon State in February 2015. Our survey team visited numerous on the cities of the first millennium CE 'Suvannabhumi' culture. This was complemented by study of the Hanthawaddy period, c. 15-17th Bago Divisions, and the Mon and Karen States. Preliminary observations are offered on the parallels to kiln sites in Thailand and Cambodia, with some of the Mon sites displaying a possible links to Sukhothai production.

The report is the outcome of a collaborative project including Elizabeth Moore, San Win, Mamoru Shibyama, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Susumu Morimoto, Tomo Ishimura, Yuni Sato, Akiko Tashiro, Surat Lertlum and Pyiet Phyo Kyaw. We thank the Ministry of Culture and the Mon State Government as well as our respective institutions for their support.

Panel P06
Myanmar: its past and its regional and inter-regional interactions