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dc.contributor.authorLustig, Terry
dc.contributor.authorKlassen, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Damian
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Robert
dc.contributor.authorMoffat, Ian Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T04:57:06Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T04:57:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-10
dc.identifier.citationLustig, T., Klassen, S., Evans, D., French, R., & Moffat, I. (2018). Evidence for the breakdown of an Angkorian hydraulic system, and its historical implications for understanding the Khmer Empire. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 195–211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.11.014en_US
dc.identifier.issn2352-409X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38157
dc.description© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the construction and design of a 7-km long embankment, probably built for King Jayavarman IV between 928 and 941 CE, as part of a new capital. We calculate that the capacities of the outlets were too small, and conclude that the embankment failed, probably within a decade of construction, so that the benefits of the reservoir stored by the embankment and the access road on top of it were lessened substantially. We explain how the design was sub-optimal for construction, and that while the layout had a high aesthetic impact, the processes for ensuring structural integrity were poor. Simple and inexpensive steps to secure the weir were not undertaken. We speculate that this early failure may have contributed to the decision to return the royal court and the capital of the Khmer Empire to the Angkor region, marking a critically important juncture in regional history.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Authors.en_US
dc.subjectAngkoren_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectEngineering practiceen_US
dc.subjectKoh Keren_US
dc.subjectLidaren_US
dc.subjectPalaeohydrologyen_US
dc.subjectTrial and erroren_US
dc.subjectWater managementen_US
dc.titleEvidence for the breakdown of an Angkorian hydraulic system, and its historical implications for understanding the Khmer Empireen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.11.014en
dc.rights.holderThe Authors.en_US


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