added by archaeologs A complex of sites on the coast of Sarawak, northern Borneo, most dating between 900-1350. It was a major port of that time, probably connected with the Chinese state called Po-ni. There is evidence of iron-smelting, large quantities of Chinese pottery, and local pottery of the Tanjong Kubor type.
added by archaeologs A complex of open sites on the delta of the Sarawak River in southwestern Sarawak, Borneo. Most sites date between 900 and 1350 and contain evidence for iron-smelting, large quantities of Chinese pottery, and local pottery of Tanjong Kubor type. There is a possible Tantric Buddhist shrine at Bongkisam. The sites appear to have belonged to a large entrepot complex with trade contacts from both China and India during the Tang and Sung dynasties. See also Tanjong Kubor.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983