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C. Pottier @ COSTIKs
Christophe Pottier will participate in the 5th International Annual Confernce COSTIKs (conference on special topics in khmer studies) "People, Pots and Places: New Research on Ceramics in Cambodia", which will be held at Siem Reap between 6 and 8 December 2014. 

He will contribute a communication, with his colleague Armand Desbat from the CNRS, entitled: "A Jayavarman VII assemblage at Prasat Ta Muong".

Abstract: A pilot excavation campaign has been conducted at Prasat Ta Muong, the Western hospital of Angkor Thom, by the Angkor Medevial Hospital project directed by R. Chhem and C. Pottier in 2006. The foundation of that hospital by the King Jayavarman VII is precisely known: 1181, the same year that his coronation. But its abandonment remains unclear, in particular in its relation to the demise of Angkor Thom. Studied under the direction of A. Desbat, the ceramic artifacts collected at Prasat Ta Muong offers a unique opportunity to study what does a J7 ceramic assemblage looks like. They also suggest some new hypothesis for the demise of this royal foundation.

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