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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Carter, Alison Kyra
Stark, Miriam T.
Castillo, Cristina Cobo
Heng, Piphal
Zhuang, Yijie
Chhay, Rachna
Title: Prasat and Pteah: Habitation within Angkor Wat's temple enclosure
Date: December 2022
Source: Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2022.100405
Article Number 100405
Abstract: The Angkor empire (9-15th centuries CE) was one of mainland Southeast Asia's major civilizations, with a 3000 km^2 agro-urban capital located in northwest Cambodia. Since 2010, the Greater Angkor Project has been investigating occupation areas within Angkor's urban core. This work has identified temple enclosures as important residential areas that made up part of Angkor's civic-ceremonial center. In this paper, we review excavations from residential areas within Angkor Wat's temple enclosure. We concentrate on evidence for residential patterning by focusing on our 2015 excavations, one of the largest horizontal excavations of a single occupation mound within Angkor's civic-ceremonial center. These data offer further evidence for archaeological patterns of residential occupation within the Angkor Wat temple enclosure and a comparative dataset for future research of habitation areas within Angkor as well as domestic spaces in other urban settings.
Volume: 32
Page Start: 1
Page End: 11