Dr. Ea Darith introduced the latest Angkor ceramic discoveries based on 20 years of laboratory research and intensive excavations. He introduced his study of Angkorian kilns and ceramics dating from the early 9th century to the end of the 15th century which led to the conclusion that kiln technology and the production of Angkorian stoneware ceramics advanced in two primary phases. SEACS members can watch a video of this talk on our Membership Premium Video page.
Dr. Sharon Wong reported on the possible technological transfer of ceramic production between Angkor and China during the 9th to 14th centuries looking at two distinctive ceramic products: covered boxes and roof tiles. Could the study of these ceramics provide a new placing of Angkor and the port cities of China, such as Guangzhou and Quanzhou, into the interregional networks of maritime Asia? SEACS members can watch a video of this talk on our Membership Premium Video page.