Dr Damian Evans

Dr Damian Evans

Dr Damian Evans is expatriate Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Centre in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he is a co-director of the Greater Angkor Project. He has lived and worked in south-east Asia for over fifteen years, experimenting with new and exciting methods of archaeological survey. Using laser and satellite technology, Damian and his team have been able to reveal the extent of the settlements surrounding Angkor, leading to an entirely new appreciation of the size and scale of the Khmer civilization. He is particularly interested in how and why these cities declined and why their role as populations centers changed so dramatically.

Damian’s publications include:

Evans, D. et al 2007. A comprehensive archaeological map of the world's largest preindustrial settlement complex at Angkor, Cambodia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 14277-14282.

And you can read Damian’s most recent publication on his work at Angkor here:

Evans, D. et al 2013. Uncovering archaeological landscapes at Angkor using Lidar. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 12595-12600.


Read articles about Damian's work here:

The Diplomatic


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