Monday, March 21, 2011

Digging deep

Gold objects found at Prohear
A lot of international concentration is focused primarily on the Angkorian period of Cambodia's history but evidence from the prehistory period throws new light on where the Khmer people came from and a talk at Meta House tomorrow night (Tuesday 22 March) at 7pm will look at archaeological excavations from the Iron and Bronze Ages. Looting of these prehistoric sites has been rife in Cambodia in recent years and the burial site at Prohear in Prey Veng was one such location. However, the looters didn't take everything and three rescue excavations were conducted by a German-Cambodian team in the spring of 2008, 2009 and 2011. In his talk, Andreas Reinecke from German Archaeological Institute will report on the latest excavation results and their significance for a new look at the prehistory in this region. You can read more about the remarkable site at Prohear, where gold objects, bronze drums, skeletons and much more were found here.



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