Angkor Borei District

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Angkor Borei
ស្រុកអង្គរបុរី
District (srok)
Angkor Borei 01.jpg
Angkor Borei is located in Cambodia
Angkor Borei
Angkor Borei
Location in Cambodia
Coordinates: 10°59′42″N 104°58′29″E / 10.99500°N 104.97472°E / 10.99500; 104.97472Coordinates: 10°59′42″N 104°58′29″E / 10.99500°N 104.97472°E / 10.99500; 104.97472
Country  Cambodia
Province Takéo
Communes 6
Villages 34
Time zone +7
Geocode 2101

Angkor Borei District (Khmer: ស្រុកអង្គរបុរី) is a district located in Takéo Province, in southern Cambodia. According to the 1998 census of Cambodia, it had a population of 44,980.[1]

History[edit]

The ancient canal linking Angkor Borei to Óc Eo

This ancient city was an important settlement of the Kingdom of Funan and may have been its capital. The site was first excavated during the year 1996 and was again excavated in 1999 as part of the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project. During the 1996 excavation the University of Hawaii and Royal University of Fine Arts initiated the excavation and focused on the sociopolitical complexity during 500BC - AD 500. This first excavation, however, was just a preliminary research. The first objectives were as followed:[2]

1) Documentation of the site's layout and the range of its archaeological features

2) Evaluation of the integrity of subsurface materials and description of the site's stratigraphy

3) collection of samples for dating portions of the archaeological site

4) reconstructing the hydrology and natural environment of the early historic period in this region

In this site various archaeological methods were used such as surface survey and mapping, test excavations, auger sampling and coring, and trenching with a backhoe.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Population Census of Cambodia 1998, Final Census Results". National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, Cambodia. August 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-25.  See page 267.
  2. ^ Stark, Miriam; Bong Sovath (2001). "Recent Research on emergent complexity in Cambodia's Mekong". Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association: 85–98. 
  3. ^ Stark, Miriam; Bong Sovath (2001). "Recent Research on emergent complexity in Cambodia's Mekong". Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association: 85–98.