【研討會】11/12 考古所 |「臺灣與菲律賓的史前甕棺葬」國際研討會

臺灣與菲律賓的史前甕棺葬 / Buried in Jars: Earthenware Containers and Mortuary Practices in Taiwan and the Philippines

時間110 年 11月 12日 (星期五) 9:00 ~ 17:40

地點:國立成功大學力行校區 臺灣半導體研究中心臺南基地國際會議廳 (考古研究所對面)


The conference will be accessible simultaneously online and onsite at NCKU.

Simultaneous translation from Chinese to English will be available to participants online.


報名表單 (名額有限) / Registration (limited spots available):



埋葬用的陶容器亦稱為「甕棺」,是放置或存放人類遺骸的陶器,有時會直接用來埋葬死者,例如嬰兒或成人,有時則用於二次葬 。相關證據顯示,將往生者埋葬於罐子的作法出現於新石器時代的臺灣和東南亞,特別是在菲律賓,而此類紀錄在金屬器時代(約公元前500年–公元500年)又更為明確。甕棺的資料可見於各種環境及脈絡中,如露天遺址、洞穴、岩蔭, 以及墓地和家庭活動區域。甕棺葬連結了製陶的傳統和知識,以及文化的精神領域、信仰和宇宙觀等特定社會習俗。



Earthenware burial containers, also known as burial jars, are ceramics used to place and/or store human remains. They may be used to bury dead persons -whether infants or adults- or as secondary burial urns. Burying deceased in jars is a practice attested across Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and in particular the Philippines, from the Neolithic to the Metal Age period (circa 500 BCE – CE 500). Burial jars are found in various environments and contexts: in open air sites and caves/rock-shelters; within dedicated cemeteries and in areas used for domestic activities. Jar burial practices inter-relate pottery-making traditions and knowledge on the one hand, and customs of specific society on the other hand, which particularly connect to the mental sphere, belief, and cosmology of their culture. This gives jar burial studies a unique position to examine the entanglements of prehistoric Taiwan and the Philippines, as it involves artefacts, mortuary practices and cultural discourse. Some researchers have been focusing on bioarchaeological evidence, others tackled the ways mortuary rituals are expressed, and others have been dedicated to the jars themselves. Although during the Metal Age, some of the sites yielding burial jars from various areas in Taiwan and the Philippines were likely in contact, little large-scale comparative research has been conducted. This conference aims at gathering scholars conducting research on burial jars in Taiwan and the Philippines to facilitate regional comparisons and discuss human behaviors when facing death and taking care of the deceased. The conference should allow to better characterize regional patterns and localized developments.


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Sponsored by

Institute of Archaeology, National Cheng Kung University

French School of Asian Studies (EFEO)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Bureau français de Taipei (BFT)