|Title:||Houses is the Wansan society, Neolithic Taiwan||Authors:||CHIANG, Chih-Hua||Keywords:||house society, Austronesian society, inalienable possession, ancestral worship, social differentiation||Issue Date:||Sep-2015||Journal Volume:||39||Start page/Pages:||151||Source:||Journal of Anthropological Archaeology||Abstract:||
In this paper, I utilized the house society concept to not only interpret how Neolithic Wansan people in
Taiwan might have organized themselves, but also to understand the differences among the inhabitants
of the houses. I approach this by analyzing the distribution of archaeological features and artifacts (i.e.
postholes, burials, ceramic and lithic artifacts). The results of this analysis demonstrate that the residential houses in the Wansan Society were not only places where the people lived and interacted with one
another, but they were also places where the living intertwined with the dead through situating the
deceased members around the residential houses. Furthermore, the correlation between the presence
of possible ancestor symbols and the variations of artifacts among houses suggests that the social
differentiation of the Wansan Society was likely related to the people’s ability to claim their association
with the ancestors.
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