The Project

The Industries of Angkor Project (INDAP) is a multi-disciplinary international collaboration working at the city of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay (Prasat Bakan), Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. Based at the University of Sydney, the objective of INDAP is to document the historical production and management of industrial activities (metals, stone, ceramics, settlement) at the purported City of Iron of the Khmer Empire (9th to 15th centuries CE).

Combining archaeological, environmental, and material compositional analyses this project is striving to obtain essential, new information on the development and demise of this specialized centre. In doing so, this work will inform about the politico-economic dynamics and environmental impact of material production during the peak of an Asian state-level society.

ASTER image of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay (Prasat Bakan)

ASTER image of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay

(Prasat Bakan)

Aerial view of central enclosure and baray

Aerial view of central enclosure and baray

Preah Thkol

Central tower of Preah Thkol with standing Garuda image