Urban-palaeoecology of Cambodia's 'Middle Period'

Author(s): Dan Penny; Tegan Hall

Year: 2018


The transition from the sprawling Angkor kingdom with its vast, low-density urban forms, to a constellation of smaller cities on the Mekong River was accompanied by profound changes to urban ecology and to landscapes – both in the failing low-density cities, and in the burgeoning trade-based centres that replaced them. Here, we present a paleo record of urban ecology that responds, in part, to changing population dynamics across Cambodia during the 15th to 19th centuries C.E. Implications for current models of ‘urban diaspora’ following profound social transformation will be discussed.

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Urban-palaeoecology of Cambodia's 'Middle Period'. Dan Penny, Tegan Hall. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444439)

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min long: 92.549; min lat: -11.351 ; max long: 141.328; max lat: 27.372 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 21727