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The Social and Ecological Characteristics of Prehistoric Cambodian Earthworks

Author(s): Kyle Latinis ; Michael Dega

Year: 2015

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This paper moves discussion of prehistoric earthworks in Cambodia from normative archaeology into an ecological landscape structure, based on archaeological datasets. Discussions provide a synthesis of archaeological and newly borne out ecological explanations for original site construction, occupation, landscape use, sustainability of occupation for the earthwork culture over a c. 2000 year period, and terminal use of the sites. The paper moves discussion of the earthworks in the direction of landscape archaeology cum historical ecology to add more elements to explain this unique social system.

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The Social and Ecological Characteristics of Prehistoric Cambodian Earthworks. Michael Dega, Kyle Latinis. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396685)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America