Responsable: Jacques Leider

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
20 Borommaratchachonnani Road
Bangkok 10170
Tel: +66 2 433 12 68
Fax: +66 2 880 93 32

C. Pottier @ APSARA, Siem Reap
Christophe Pottier will go to Siem Reap between November 29th to December 4th. He'll give a presentation entitled "Recent MAFKATA archaeological campaigns in the area of Baray Toek Thla" at the Headquarters  of the APSARA national authority on Monday, November 30th. He'il also participate in the 25th Plenary Session of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor, on December 2nd and 3rd.

Since 2000, the main objective of the MAFKATA archaeological project is to improve our understanding of the early periods of the urbanism in the region of Angkor. The MAFKATA (Mission Franco-Khmère pour l'Aménagement du Territoire Angkorien), a collaboration of EFEO and APSARA, conducted a series of excavation campaigns both in the region of Roluos and in the area of Baray Toek Thla. In 2013 and 2015 in particular, 4 new sites has been investigated: Poy Ta Chap, Prasat Ta Seng, Kok Bœng Kandal and Kok Ta Pok, all of them located near the western bank of the baray. The presentation will introduce the main results of this research. It will also show how it contributes to a better knowledge of the layout of ancient temples, human settlements and hydraulic features from the 7th century to the 11th century.