Water Management in Angkor

by Collective

West Boray Siem Reap Cambodia

Publication: Antiquity 82

Author: Collective

Pages: 14

Language : English

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An archeological approach of the management of water resources in Angkorian times. Saving and keeping water for a growing population, a challenge that predates modern times.

This type of archeological research is paramount for a better understanding of Angkor's social organization, the preeminence of agriculture in the Khmer Empire's economy and the possibles causes leading to its decline and fall.

Authors: Roland Fletcher, Dan Penny, Damian Evans, Christophe Pottier, Mike Barbetti, Matti Kummu, Terry Lustig and the Department of Monuments and Archaeology at Apsara Authority.

Tags: water, demographics, history, baray, archaeology, hydrology, decline and fall, agriculture

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