The Greater Angkor Project at Ta Prohm, Cambodia

My name is Dr. Alison Carter and I’m co-Field Director of excavations currently taking place at the temple of Ta Prohm, part of the Angkorian civilization, near modern-day Siem Reap, Cambodia.  These excavations are part of the Greater Angkor Project  (GAP) Phase III, which is focused in part on investigating Angkorian habitation patterns.  Angkor was one of the largest pre-industrial civilizations in the world, however most research has largely focused on monuments, sculpture, and inscriptions. Recent work by the Greater Angkor Project has been looking at where people were living around some of these famous temple enclosures (last year we worked at Angkor Wat).  We have an international team with participants from Cambodia, the US, Australia, Germany, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Part of the North Gate of Ta Prohm

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Our international team members inspecting an excavation trench