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Developing Typologies of Temple Features of Angkor, Cambodia.

Author(s): Ruby Kerwin ; Sarah Klassen

Year: 2017

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Over 1,400 temples have been identified surrounding Angkor, the capital of the medieval Khmer Empire (9th-15th centuries CE) in present day Cambodia. Some of these temples contain inscriptions and are easily dated, though many temples are lacking inscriptions and the associated chronological information. In this poster, we inventory and develop typologies for four types of temple features: pedestals, lintels, colonettes, and door frames. We use these diagnostic features to identify relationships of potential chronological significance between temples. Finally, we use geographic information system analyses of these patterns to determine the spatial distribution of temples and their associated diagnostic features, gaining broad insights into the chronological development of Angkor.

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Developing Typologies of Temple Features of Angkor, Cambodia.. Ruby Kerwin, Sarah Klassen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428804)


Angkor Gis Typology

Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 14840

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