From Temples to Angkorian Khmers: Findings from the 2010 Field Season
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12:00 p.m., Friday, 19 November 2010, Tokioka Room (Moore 319)
Presented by Dr. Miriam Stark, Faculty of Department of Anthropology – UH Mānoa
Angkor Wat was a Hindu temple, built to honor God and King in the early 12th century CE in northwestern Cambodia. Through the centuries, the Khmers never abandoned Angkor Wat as their spiritual center. This lecture will review our current knowledge of Angkorian period economy and social organization, and discuss findings from the 2010 field season.
Dr. Miriam Stark joined the University of Hawai′i at Mānoa in August 1995 as a Southeast Asian archaeologist. In 1996 she began co-directing the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project (LOMAP) in southern Cambodia, and have continued work in this region over the last 12 years. She edited the journal Asian Perspectives, the leading archaeological journal devoted to the prehistory of Asia and the Pacific region, published by the University of Hawai’i Press, from 2000-2006. Since 2007, with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation Initiative in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology and Early History, Dr. Stark has directed the Luce Asian Archaeology Program.