Journal of Global Archaeology <p>In dem&nbsp;<em>Journal of Global Archaeology</em> werden Beiträge aus dem gesamten Gebiet der Außereuropäischen Archäologie veröffentlicht, d.h. archäologische Forschung vorrangig in Afrika, Asien, Australien, Ozeanien und den Amerikas, ebenso wie Berichte über Projekte und Feldarbeiten, Material- und Fundplatzpräsentationen wie auch Übersichtsartikel und theoretische Abhandlungen zu Archäologie und Kulturerhalt. Das&nbsp;<em>Journal of Global Archaeology</em>&nbsp;erscheint erstmals 2020 als Fortsetzung der&nbsp;<em>Zeitschrift für Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen</em>.</p> <p>Alle eingereichten Beiträge werden einem doppelblinden Peer-Review-Verfahren durch internationale Fachgutachterinnen und -gutachter unterzogen. Nach der Annahme werden die Beiträge sukzessive veröffentlicht und zum Jahresende zu einer Journalausgabe zusammengefasst. Das Journal erscheint ausschließlich in digitaler Form.</p> <p><em>E-ISSN: 2701-5572</em></p> de-DE (Redaktion der KAAK) (iDAI.publications) Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:35:49 +0000 OJS 60 Machalilla revisited - New data for the Early Formative Period of Coastal Ecuador <p>In 2017, the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) initiated a joint project with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito (PUCE), to study the Machalilla culture, a cultural expression from the Ecuadorian coast that belongs to the Formative Period (4400 – 300 cal BC). Here we present the results of our excavations at the type-site with a focus on the presentation of the finds as well as their chronological classification. The data presented here include the first radiocarbon dates for the type-site, help refine our understanding of the material culture related to Machalilla, and confirm Estrada´s estimation that the site is single component and that its occupation dates back to the early period of the Machalilla culture.</p> Heiko Prümers, Fernanda Ugalde, Eric Dyrdahl Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Global Archaeology Thu, 12 Jan 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Earliest Khmer Stone Architecture and its Origins <p>Research on the development of Khmer stone architecture prior to the pre-Angkor period was of little significance seemingly due to a shortage of material. However, at Vat Phu in South Laos, the cradle of Chenla, two small buildings constructed from large sandstone elements, hitherto incorrectly dated, are probably the only extant examples of the intermediary link between prehistoric buildings made from perishable material and the later Indian influenced temples. These megalithic cells and connected carvings, including the depiction of a crocodile and two serpents, were part of a widespread indigenous religious cult that was focused on human sacrifice and the worship of important tutelary spirits. This field study was further focused on a re-investigation of sites with related sandstone cells or animal carvings as well as prehistoric burials in other parts of mainland Southeast Asia that allows a better dating and understanding of the early architectural evolution of the region. Of particular relevance is also Monument K at the site of Oc Eo in former Funan. Probably in the sixth century Funan merged with Chenla which finally led to the formation of Kambujadesa and its first monumental pre-Angkor architecture.</p> Joachim Gabel Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Global Archaeology Wed, 21 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000