By H.R. Heekeren
The artwork of steel casting used to be imported into Indonesia, yet its peoples mastered the secrets and techniques of metallurgy, and utilized those, in methods frequently unique and detailed, to create their very own distinct civilisation of the Bronze-Iron Age. during this guide, that's a sequal to my The Stone Age of Indo nesia, i've got endeavoured to gather a complete photo of the Indonesian Bronze-Iron Age from the result of excavations, innumerable stray unearths in museums, and diverse experiences scattered between various medical journals and periodicals (often tough to obtain). The ensuing photograph can, in fact, be a tentative one simply, legitimate till many extra medical excavations have taken position. i've got additional a bibliography, as whole because it was once attainable to collect. The of completion of this precis of the Prehistory of Indonesia has been assisted by way of a grant-in-aid from the Wenner Gren beginning "The Viking Fund", manhattan. i'm thankful to Mr. Basoeki and Mr. Soebokastowo for the drawings of Figures 1, eleven, 12, thirteen, 22 and sixteen, 23, 24, 25 respectively. Figures 2-10 and 15 have been drawn by way of the well known artist, the past due Mas Pirngadie, and are right here released for the 1st time, with the beneficiant permission of the Board of administrators of the "Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen", Djakarta. i'm deeply thankful to my brother-in-law, Mr. J. H. Reiseger of Kempston, Bedfordshire, for therefore willingly project the interpretation of the Dutch textual content into English.
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