Angkor dating radiocarbon
David's favorite historical period is 10th century England.Over the past thirty years I have developed a global and interdisciplinary perspective in Archaeology, that integrates research, teaching and service.The site was likely used for quite some time for smelting, based on several indications.This makes it likely that the nearly intact furnace found by the excavation was the final one used at the facility before winding down smelting operations for some unknown reason.
The furnace had been spotted in previous surveys of the region, but it was only in this most recent excavation that the thousand-year-old iron ore smelter was unearthed completely.
In fact, there were at least six or seven different smelting phases on site, based on one of the excavation trenches that cut through the entire mound, Hendrickson remarked.
This, he believes, indicates that there are several more furnaces below where the team is excavating currently.
Deputy Siem Reap provincial governor Ly Samrith said that some villagers had been “cheated” by local officials, but only those who had submitted forms to the Apsara Authority asking for permission would be spared from the weekslong demolition operation that began earlier this month.
“We think that some constructions would be allowed to stay, but if we give them a pardon, they will extend their constructions to the front of the Angkor temple,” he said.