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Sriwijaya is a kingdom in southern Sumatra that developed between the 7th and 11th centuries AD. Reference sources for reconstructing the cultural history of this united state can be found in archaeological remains and written sources. The inscriptions become archaeological remains as well as written sources that can reconstruct Sriwijaya's cultural history. Several Sriwijaya inscriptions that can be found until now, namely the Telaga Batu Inscription, Talang Tuo, Kedukan Bukit, Kota Kapur, Pasemah Palas, Karang Brahi, Bungkuk and others. The Telaga Batu inscription is different from other inscriptions because it is the only one that has an ornament in the form of a living creature and its contents are the longest among the others. The ornaments found on the Telaga Batu Inscription are in the form of a seven-headed snake. This study attempts to answer the meaning of the seven-headed snake figure with Pierce's triadic semiotic method. The meaning can reconstruct the concept behind the making of a seven-headed snake figure and the reasons why it is necessary to draw the figure depicted on the Telaga Batu Inscription. In answering these questions a series of stages of archaeological research are used, including data collection, data analysis and interpretation. Data collection was carried out through a literature study on the description of the form and contents of the Telaga Batu Inscription. Data analysis was carried out through the interpretation of aspects that formed the meaning of the snake figure in Telaga Batu Inscription, based on the description that had been done. The data is then interpreted through postulates that are assumed to be true based on the arguments that are considered the most powerful. The interpretations of this study are also compared with the interpretations of previous researchers. The snake figure in the Telaga Batu Inscription can eventually be interpreted as a manifestation of the Datu's protector and also the form of the Datu as a Buddha.
Keywords: Buddha; Datu; Dewaraja; Mucalinda; Sriwijaya
Kuta Bataguh administratively is located in the districts of Bataguh and Kapuas Timur, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan. The purpose of this study is to reconstruct the characteristics of Kuta Bataguh. This research is descriptive explanative with inductive reasoning. Data collection uses a system of surveys, excavations, interviews, and literature study. The analysis used is environmental analysis, stratigraphic analysis, artifactual analysis, spatial analysis, and absolute dating analysis. Survey (surface and air) and excavation activities are carried out inside and outside the fort, in the both direction downstream and upstream of the Karinyau River (which flows through the site). Interview activities were carried out with traditional mantir of Bataguh district and the local community to obtain information about the existence of kuta and the variety of objects that had been found. The results of the study illustrate that the characteristics of Kuta Bataguh are precisely a large permanent residence that is cleaved by a river. The center of the oval-shaped dwelling, had been given a perimeter fence of ironwood logs completed by a canal with a width of about 5 meters, and located in the highest area (higher than the surrounding environment). The bank of the Karinyau River (outside the canal) became a settlement of the community supporting Kuta, both downstream and upstream. The fortified dwelling of Kuta Bataguh was the leader residence of Ngaju community group (as the center of power). By referring to the pattern, function and extent of this settlement, it can be assumed that the local authorities in Bataguh in their socio-political organization are on par with the early state.
Keywords: Characteristics; fortified settlement; Kuta Bataguh; Central Kalimantan
Intensive research in prehistoric caves in South Sulawesi has shown us the cognitive capability of Sulawesi inhabitants that might not be possessed by other explorers in Wallacea. At the Late Pleistocene, the skill shown was related to the art of painting, but during the Holocene time, it was the ability to modify the stone tools known as the techno-complex of Toalean. However, a view of the cultural transition period is still rarely reported. The Leang Batti site is one of the Early-Middle Holocene occupation sites that can fill the void through the study of stone artifact technology. The results showed that in the Early Holocene, the dominant technology was large flakes without modification. The painting skills did fade at that time. In the Middle Holocene phase, technology began to change because the influence of Toalean began to enter the basic concept of making tools, but not too strong.
Keywords: Leang Batti; Stone Artifact; technology; Early-middle Holocene; Toalean
Tulisan kuadrat ditemukan pada tiga pulau di Indonesia, dengan beragam gaya berdasarkan konteks keberadaannya. Bentuknya yang unik telah menimbulkan permasalahan dalam proses penelitiannya, yaitu mengenai identifikasi bentuk aksara, kata dan kalimat, serta makna dari muatan isinya. Penelitian ini menggunakan jenis penelitian kualitatif, mengarah pada deskriptif-analisis dan digunakannya tipe eksplanatif untuk menjelaskan faktor-faktor di balik terjadinya gejala permasalahan tersebut dengan penerapan teori Linguistik Struktural serta Strukturalisme Lévi Strauss. Hasil penelitian ini, inskripsi kuadrat berdasarkan struktur isinya, terdiri: (1) tentang pernyataan resmi dari pejabat tinggi kerajaan, (2) tentang kata-kata dan angka berbentuk tunggal atau kalimat sebagai tanda untuk media berkomunikasi. Permasalahan pada faktor eksternal berkaitan kualitas objek. Solusinya dibutuhkan konservasi dan dokumentasi terhadap objek. Faktor internal berkaitan kemampuan peneliti dalam mengidentifikasi objek. Solusinya memperkuat studi linguistik struktural dan menerapkan paradigma yang tepat.
Keywords: Inskripsi Kuadrat; Varian; Isi; Permasalahan; Solusi
Past climate change can be predicted by micropaleontological studies or fossil. The vegetation fossil used is pollen and spores. The fossil can be describe the condition of paleovegetation at that time. The North Coast of Central Java has the geomorphological character of the alluvial plain of the coastal area which is a transitional area in the city of Semarang. This study aims to determine the climate dynamics in the Holocene landscape of the North Coast of Central Java through biodiversity data based on fossil of mangrove pollen in Pantai Utara landscape. The research method used is the selected survey sampling method (stratified sampling). Field research in the Pantai Utara landscape includes observing sediment types, sediment sampling and collecting environmental data. The laboratory research phase includes the preparation of sediment sample using the acetolysis method, identification and classification of fossil pollen (descriptive analysis) followed by fossil counting which is then analyzed using the Simpson diversity index, Sorensen similarity index, Palynological Marine Index (PMI). Palinological analysis is obtained from a comparative analysis of Arboreal Pollen or later called AP, Non Arboreal Pollen or later called NAP, and additional analysis using spore diagrams. All AP, NAP, and spore data are then analyzed using the Paleontological Statistics software (PAST ver. 0.99). The results show the diversity of fossil pollen obtained by 33 plant taxa consisting of 8 levels of family, 21 levels of genus and 4 levels of species. Climate dynamics that occur are 6 climate changes that are influenced by tide of sea level.
Keywords: Climate dynamics; fossil; Holocene; Pantai Utara Landscape; pollen
One of Indonesia’s tourist destinations which included in the Heritage Tourism category is Sangiran Ancient Man Site. As a tourist destination, The Sangiran Ancient Man Museum, Krikilan Cluster and four other museums, needs a concern to some important elements in the development and management of tourism destinations such as destination attributes which are then often linked to the motivation and perceptions of tourists, which related to tourist satisfaction of the destination. This article provides information on visitors’ motivations and perceptions of the Museum of Early Man, Krikilan Cluster based on quantitative research conducted on 533 participants. The results are expected to contribute to the museum in order to support its maintenance, management, and development to be a leading tourist destination.
Keywords: motivation; perception; Museum Sangiran; tourist destination
Relief candi baik Buddha maupun Hindu sebagai bangunan suci, umumnya menceritakan tentang kebaikan ajaran-ajaran Buddha dan Hindu dengan penggambaran bermacam-macam, termasuk fauna. Relief fauna yang dipahatkan pada candi ada yang merupakan cerita fabel (hewan) berisi pesan moral untuk masyarakat biasa, terutama para penganutnya. Pada kenyataannya, fauna yang menjadi relief ada yang nyata, dan ada yang imaji. Apa saja relief fauna yang nyata, dan imaji? Dan bagaimana kondisi fauna nyata dari relief fauna tersebut pada saat sekarang? Berdasarkan dari pertanyaan tersebut penelitian mengenai relief fauna dilakukan. Penelitian dilakukan pada salah satu candi Buddha di Jawa Tengah yang cukup banyak memiliki relief fauna selain Candi Borobudur dan Candi Mendut, namun belum banyak dibahas, dan diteliti yaitu Candi Sojiwan, dengan teknik pengambilan data berupa kajian pustaka, pengamatan, dan wawancara. Penelitian menggunakan perspektif etnoarkeologi, dan etnozoologi.
Keywords: Relief; Fauna; Buddha; Candi Sojiwan
Perburuan sudah terjadi sejak adanya zaman purba, dimana manusia berusaha untuk memenuhi kebutuhan makanan dari perburuan binatang. Memasuki Zaman Hindu-Budha, perburuan binatang ini terekam melalui berita ataupun catatan orang asing dan juga prasasti. Pertanyaan besar dari penelitian ini yaitu bagaimana prasasti pada masa Pu Sindok menjelaskan adanya profesi perburuan burung atau satwa lainya. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode sejarah dengan pendekatan Arkeologi. Perburuan pada masa Pu Sindok tidak tersirat dalam prasasti, namun demikian, perburuan burung dan satwa lainya terlihat dari adanya beberapa profesi pendukung perburuan, laporan perdagangan ataupun pajak dari kegiatan perekonomian kerajaan dan juga kerajaan yang sezaman.
Keywords: Perburuan; prasasti, sindok; sosial-ekonomi; Sub Altern
Imogiri burial site is a privileged site the life in Imogiri began. This site has values, as it provides benefits for the locals. This research is done to know the value of Imogiri grave site, the benefits of the site provides to the local and the preservation efforts of the community to the site. This research aims to bring out the role of society to their cultural heritage that has been less attention. The research begins with surveys, observations, and interviews to collect data. The literature study was conducted to produce explanations related to Imogiri's tomb history, Javanese beliefs, and cultural heritage preservation theories. Furthermore, identification of the value of Imogiri burial site and analysis on the benefits of Imogiri burial site and the preservation efforts of the local community of the site were accomplished. The result of this study demonstrates that local wisdom has been effective effort to preserve Imogiri's burial site as a community life source.
Keywords: Imogiri; burial; site; preservation; local wisdom
The Punjulharjo boat is a wooden watercraft, built in the traditional Southeast Asian boatbuilding technique called lashed-lug tradition. It was found in 2008, excavated, and later was dismantled for a lengthy conservation process. At the beginning of 2018, the hull was reassembled to be displayed for the public. The boat has been listed as heritage site under the Decree of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism No. 57/2010. This cultural heritage management plan outlines the management strategy for the boat that describes the condition of the boat remains, assess the significance of the site, and identify threats that might reduce the value of the site. It later considers the legislative context of heritage protection in Indonesia and finally proposes management objectives that need to be implemented to protect and preserve the site.
Keywords: Punjulharjo; boat; management; maritime; semi-open museum
Gua Batu is an archaeological site found in the southeast Meratus Mountain, in Kotabaru Regency. Research in this area found new finding that shows traces of human activites. This article discusses how human habitation in Gua Batu. The data for this research was the result from archaeological excavation in Gua Batu in 2018. Archaeological analysis carried out is classification, morphology analysis, space and time anaylsis. This research result shows that Gua Batu were prehistoric dwelling from 4,300 BC. Exploitation of natur resources is seen in the use of shellfish and animals around it as one of the energy sources.
Keywords: Gua Batu; prehistory; lithic; shellfish; Meratus; Kotabaru
Ancient manuscripts are handwritten works that hold various expressions of thoughts and feelings as a result of past national culture. Significant research results in the study of Indonesian Islam are written evidence that has strong Islamic attributes, especially Arabic script and letters, Arabic, Malay and regional languages (pegon). The purpose of this paper is to convey information to the wider community about important content contained in ancient manuscripts to be used as learning material in the present and in the future. Descriptively the writer will present a number of ancient manuscripts to determine their contents based on understandings of the contents or content contained in these ancient manuscripts.
Keywords: expression; significant; attribute; learning
Landscapes of Ancient East Javanese Hindu-Buddhist religious sites were not built anywhere, their position determined by people perspective in the 11th to 15th century. The ancient East Javanese religious sites were built on the slopes of hills. This paper reveals the main trait of landscape archaeology with Heidegger Phenomenological approach in archaeology to the rock-cut architecture, i.e. cave temples and hermitages in the ancient Javanese period (11th up to 15th centuries). Landscape Archaeology provides valuable clues about how ancient Javanese people saw the landscape around them, and how it was developed and created. It confirms the importance of space based on Hindu-Buddhist cosmological concept which determined the ritual landscape. This cosmological space also reveals the division of slopes based on the level of the places according to Triloka concept which explains lower world (Bhurloka), middle world (Bhuvarloka), and upper world (Svarloka). This thesis also offers a reflection on the structure of the religious places and its relations with conceptualized space, showing the influence of Hindu-Indian thought, as well as its limits.
Keywords: Ritual Landscape; Archaeology; Ancient Javanese; Triloka
Wonosari Basin is part of the karst mountains in southern Java which has various archeological remains from the Prehistoric period, the Classical period, to the Islamic - Colonial period. The long time period and its archeological remains illustrate the process of cultural change in the Wonosari Basin. Research need to be carried out to illustrate how the cultural process occurs and what factors influence its changing. The cultural process approach emphasizes the study of synchronic and diachronic in order to illustrate how the process of cultural evolution and the factors that influence its changing. Through this approach, it was obtained that the environment has dominant impact on the cultural process in the Wonosari Basin, which was strengthened by changing human settlement patterns. Originally humans living in caves in the karst mountains move to the Wonosari Basin because its environtment provides flat area and surface water resources easily to access. The pattern of community settlements has changed due to reduced water discharge in the Wonosari Basin. Changes in the environment also have an impact on changing the system of subsistence, occupational patterns, and technological developments, the implication of which is the increasing complexity of the people in the area. Research conducted shows that the environment has a significant significant role in the cultural process of a region.
Keywords: Gunung Sewu; Wonosari Basin; Culture Process