Professor Charles Higham, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago speaks at this U3A talk.
In the late 16th century Portuguese missionaries discovered the largest pre-industrial city in the world in the jungles of Northern Cambodia. Uncovering the secrets of Angkor has attracted the attention of the world’s scholars as its secrets have been revealed using traditional archaeological methods combined with the latest technological developments.
One person above all others has made it his life’s work to uncover the story of Angkor. Professor Higham has been awarded countless honours for his work in Cambodia and South East Asia, including by the British Academy and the Royal Society of New Zealand.