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‘Residences of the Ancient Angkorians’

September 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alison Carter, assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, lectures on “Looking Beyond the Temples: Exploring the Residences of the Ancient Angkorians” at this program sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and the Archaeology Society of Staten Island. Angkor, centered in the modern nation of Cambodia, was one of the largest pre-industrial settlements in the world and has been the focus of more than a century of epigraphic, art historical, and architectural research. However, few scholars have examined the lives of the people who built the temples, kept the shrines running, produced the food and managed the water. This presentation will focus on Dr. Carter’s recent work with the Greater Angkor Project, examining Angkorian habitation areas and specifically the excavation of a house mound within the Angkor Wat temple enclosure. Through this multidisciplinary research, we aim to better understand the nature and timing of occupation within the Angkor Wat temple enclosure and the types of activities taking place within an Angkorian household.


September 16, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Spiro Hall