Lecture 19 Angkor

Lecture 19 Angkor - Wednesday, Nov. 3 To Do List Turn in...

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Wednesday, Nov. 3 To Do List • Turn in Extra Credit • Discuss Botany of Desire • Case Study: – Angkor Urbanism and Water Management • Discuss 3 rd Article
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• Beginning of rice cultivation after 3500 BC (maybe earlier) • “Farming” often encouraging growth of wild rice in wetlands by clearanceand weed control (i.e. domestication) • Accompanied by small villages • Ca. 1000 BC: intensification of rice cultivation, plow, social stratification, fortified cities • After 1000 BC numerous complex societies come and go in SE Asia
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Angkor Dates: AD 800 – 1400s 3000 square kilometers total, main urban district (about 1000 square km) was surrounded by suburbs Larger than modern Paris or New York “garden” city plan Ca. 500,000-750,000 residents 80 percent of population at the peak was involved in agriculture
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Landscape Extensive tropical lowland in Thailand and Cambodia Low mountains in Vietnam and to north Lowlands dominated by large river systems (Mekong) and lakes (Tonle Sap in Ankgor region) Tropical forest vegetation
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Climate • Tropical monsoon climate • Warm temperatures all year (can drop to near freezing in a few places) • Summer rainy season (May-Sept.) – 100-150 cm/yr. – up to 500 cm/yr in a few localities • Winter dry season (Nov.- March)
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Khmer Empire or Kingdom Grew from Chenla – state level society in Mekong area AD 600-800 Founded by Chenla noble ca. AD 800 (became King
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ASB 326 taught by Professor Falconer during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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