Angkor Wat: an introduction

@article{Fletcher2015AngkorWA,
  title={Angkor Wat: an introduction},
  author={Roland J. Fletcher and Damian H. Evans and Christophe Pottier and Chhay Rachna},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2015},
  volume={89},
  pages={1388 - 1401}
}
Abstract The temple of Angkor Wat, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is without question one of the great archaeological sites of mainland Southeast Asia. Less obvious to the casual visitor is that it was but a single element in a large dispersed city. The papers in this special section demonstrate how recent research using LiDAR, ground-penetrating radar and targeted excavation have transformed our understanding of Angkor Wat and its surroundings. 

The buried ‘towers’ of Angkor Wat

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The landscape of Angkor Wat redefined

For over a century, the landscape of Angkor Wat and its surrounding area have been the focus of archaeological study. These studies have been constrained substantially, however, by a lack of

Residential patterning at Angkor Wat

Considerable attention has been devoted to the architecture and art history of Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple in the last century. There has, however, been little research on the functions and internal

Urbanism and Residential Patterning in Angkor

ABSTRACT The Khmer Empire (9th–15th centuries a.d.), centered on the Greater Angkor region, was the most extensive political entity in the history of mainland Southeast Asia. Stone temples

PSInSAR-Based Surface Deformation Mapping of Angkor Wat Cultural Heritage Site

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Temple occupation and the tempo of collapse at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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It is argued that fine-grained chronological analysis is critical to building local historical sequences and illustrate how such granularity adds nuance to how to interpret the tempo of organizational change before, during, and after the decline of Angkor.

Archaeoastronomy in the Khmer heartland

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An opinion on issues for future investigation of the water management of Greater Angkor

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The fortification of Angkor Wat

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For over a century, the landscape of Angkor Wat and its surrounding area have been the focus of archaeological study. These studies have been constrained substantially, however, by a lack of

Residential patterning at Angkor Wat

Considerable attention has been devoted to the architecture and art history of Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple in the last century. There has, however, been little research on the functions and internal

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