Topic ID #19117 - posted 5/9/2012 7:43 AM

New Light On Enigmatic Burial Rituals in Cambodian Mountains



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New Light On Enigmatic Burial Rituals in Cambodian Mountains

ScienceDaily (May 9, 2012) — University of Otago researchers working in remote Cambodian mountains are shedding new light on the lost history of an unidentified people by studying their enigmatic burial rituals.

The Otago researchers have now provided the first radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin interments on exposed ledges high in southern Cambodia's rugged Cardamom Mountains. Since 2003, they have been working to geo-locate and survey 10 interment sites and to date these using samples of coffin wood, tooth enamel and bone.


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