Very disturbed by anthropic and natural agents, this dark-brown, clayey layer returned fragments of Chinese celadon (16th-17th cent.) (Fig. 16a) and “blue-and-white” export porcelains (17th-19th cent.) (Fig. 16d), Thai Sangkhalok glazed stonewares (13th-18th cent.) (Fig. 16 b-c), Ayutthaya earthenwares with stamped motifs (1351-1767), and late Thai dark-glazed jars (17th-19th cent. and later) (Fig 16e).
These artefacts were associated to Neolithic residual finds (e.g. small stone adzes, and “Incised&Impressed” potsherds) from the lower deposit disturbances.
The arrangement of the Neolithic tombs excavated in Op.1 and Op.2 indicates that further information could be obtained in the western half of the site, where, also judging by the type of ceramic fragments found on the surface, an extension of the Neolithic cemetery is suspected.
However, for the moment, the available data are sufficiently informative for the study of that small Neolithic community, hitherto undocumented by previous investigations, which, like other Neolithic communities in the region, settled on one of the many terraces formed by the ancient Paleo-riverbed system.
The material culture and funerary rituals of these communities, as documented at several contemporary sites of the Lopburi region, characterize what we call the “Neolithic facies” of the Lopburi Plain.
A second point of interest directly invests the knowledge of an agricultural community at the transition from the proto-Dvaravati to the Dvaravati period. It is now becoming clear that in the mid-to-late Iron Age the inhabitants of the Lopburi Plain began not to recognize any link of continuity or descent with the oldest local communities. This is evidenced by pit graves that destroyed previous burials with no respect for older human remains (Fig. 17).