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Friday Forum: Alison Carter. 206 Ingraham

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Looking Beyond the Temples:
Exploring the Residences of the Ancient Angkorians”

Alison Carter
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

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 my 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.

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http:// http://seasia.wisc.edu/event/friday-forum-alison-carter/

Organizer

Mary McCoy
Phone:
608-263-1755

Venue

206 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Phone:
608-263-1755