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 usually unique and designated, to create their very own targeted civilisation of the Bronze-Iron Age. during this instruction manual, that is a sequal to my The Stone Age of Indo nesia, i've got endeavoured to collect a accomplished photograph of the Indonesian Bronze-Iron Age from the result of excavations, innumerable stray reveals in museums, and diverse experiences scattered between a number of clinical journals and periodicals (often tough to obtain). The ensuing photograph can, in fact, be a tentative one in simple terms, legitimate until eventually many extra medical excavations have taken position. i've got additional a bibliography, as entire because it used to be attainable to collect. The crowning glory 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", long island. 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 through the well known artist, the overdue Mas Pirngadie, and are the following 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 thus willingly project the interpretation of the Dutch textual content into English.
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