Archaeological Research on Excavated Finds at Wadee Ancient Pyu City in Myanmar


Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Grants to Individuals in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History Study and Research Fellowships (East and Southeast Asia)




the USA


This project analyzes pottery unearthed at Wadee regarding whether it was hand- or wheel-made; probable uses with domestic or ceremonial wares; and for important shapes, typologies, and decorative motifs. It investigates the red ware industry’s employment of the potter’s wheel in producing all kinds of utilitarian wares. That the wares were made on the first wheel is evident by the striations on the surfaces of the potsherds. Archaeology is increasingly becoming a multidisciplinary enquiry and it depends on many natural and social sciences. The archaeologist’s dependence on other sciences is seen in four spheres of his or her activities: explorations and excavations, dating the artifacts and strata, studying the environmental archaeology, and cleaning and preserving the antiquities and monuments. Such dating methods confirm the chronological estimation based on excavated finds at Wadee Ancient City.