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  • Angkor Wat site more vast

    CHICAGO -- Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement cen-tered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought.

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  • The settlement could have supported a population of up to half a million people, although there are signs that some of the terrain was sparsely populated, says Damian Evans, a graduate student in the archaeology department at Sydney University and author of the paper.

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  • Deforestation, overpopulation, topsoil erosion and degradation with subsequent sedimentation or flooding could have been disastrous for the medieval population, he says.

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