Feature on Dr Nancy Beavan

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Dr Nancy Beavan. Source: Asialife Cambodia 20151107

Cambodia AsiaLife features an interview with Dr Nancy Beavan (a personal friend of mine), who is behind the Living in the Shadow of Angkor exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia.

Dr Nancy Beavan. Source: Asialife Cambodia 20151107

Dr Nancy Beavan. Source: Asialife Cambodia 20151107

Nancy Beavan
Asialife Cambodia, 07 November 2015

The new Living in the Shadow of Angkor exhibit reveals long-hidden secrets about Cambodia’s 15th to 17th century ethnic minorities, through their unique jar burial rituals.

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Video: The Jar Burials of the Cardamom Mountains

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My colleague Nancy Beavan as been working for some time now at the Cardamom Mountains in western Cambodia, investigating a series of jar burial sites associated with a little-known culture who were living contemporaneously with Angkor. This news video from VOA Khmer is an overview of the project and the latest finds.

Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Dead
VOA Khmer, 02 March 2015
Video is in Khmer, but you can still understand what’s going on without knowing the language.

Jars in the Cardamom reveals a hidden people and history

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Burial jars in the Cardamom Mountains. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20150112

A couple of recent features on Nancy Beavan’s work in the Cardamom Mountains in Western Cambodia (disclosure: Nancy is a personal friend of mine). Stashes of burial jars found in at least 10 sites there reveal an unknown culture who lived in the highlands and had interactions with a declining Angkorian state. [Edit: Alison pointed out that the second article is from two years ago. My apologies, although I haven’t indexed it before so am leaving it here. Thanks Alison!]

Burial jars in the Cardamom Mountains. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20150112

Burial jars in the Cardamom Mountains. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20150112

Research Uncovers Clues to Burial Jar Mystery
Cambodia Daily, 08 January 2015

Mystery in the mountains
Phnom Penh Post, 12 January 2013
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