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Talk: “Looking Beyond the Temples: Exploring the Residences of the Ancient Angkorians” by Alison Kyra Carter

Part of the Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Series

Angkor, centered in the modern nation of Cambodia, was one of the largest preindustrial 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 Carter's recent work with the Greater Angkor Project examining Angkorian habitation areas and specifically the June–July 2015 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.

This talk is organized by the Central Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America and hosted by the Spurlock Museum.

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Visit the Central Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (external link) or contact Jane Goldberg at jgoldber@illinois.edu (email link) for more information.

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