Beyond the temples

Image from “Looking Beyond the Temples and Beyond the Capital: Exploring the residences of the ancient Angkorians,” with Dr. Alison Carter on Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum presents, “Looking Beyond the Temples and Beyond the Capital: Exploring the residences of the ancient Angkorians,” with Dr. Alison Carter on Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m.

Angkor, centered in the modern nation of Cambodia, was one of the largest preindustrial settlements in the world and has been the focus of more than a century of epigraphic, art historical, and architectural research.However, few scholars have examined the lives of the people who built the temples, kept the shrines running, produced the food, and managed the water. This presentation will discuss two recent excavations that examined Angkorian residential occupation.

Carter is assistant professor in the department of archaeology at the University of Oregon.

The event is free to the public and has been sponsored by the Ocean Lodge, Clatsop County and Martin Hospitality. Seating for Professor Carter's presentation is very limited so please arrive a little early to get a seat, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and peruse the museum before the lecture starts at 4 p.m. Doors are closed at 4:15 p.m.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is a private nonprofit located at 1387 South Spruce St. Admission to the museum is donation based. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,, closed on Tuesday. 

For more information visit www.cbhistory.org, or call 503-436-9301.

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