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Authors: Lefferts, Leedom
Cort, Louise Allison
Title: Water and fire—farming and ceramics—on Phnom Kulen: putting people into Angkor
Date: 2008
Source: Interpreting Southeast Asia's past: monument, image, and text
Place of Publication: Singapore
Publisher: NUS Press
Notes: part of conference proceeding for the 10th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
Abstract: Discussions of the Angkor area, whether archaeological or ethnographical, often neglect Phnom Kulen, the mountain massif to the north and northeast of the site's temple center. This paper proposes a rethinking of the significance of this mountain in Angkorian life and ritual. The waters of Phnom Kulen had meaning to the farming populace of the Angkor region (newly understood in broad scale) as they did to the rulers. Confirmation of stoneware ceramic production atop Phnom Kulen raises the question of why ceramics were made there. Together, data on water and ceramics indicate that consideration of Angkor must include Phnom Kulen as an active component.
Identifier: 978-9971-69-405-0
Date Created: 11/20/2013
Editors: Bacus, Elisabeth A.
Ian C.
Peter D.
Volume: 2
Page Start: 286
Page End: 295