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The influence of using Khmer tranditional bangle copper circle

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Based on many subjects such as archaeology and ethnology etc. we can certify that using bangle copper circle by Khmer people in Indochina regional have been used since metallographic period. All of those things make up using for male and female that they have been used the most until Angkor period and after that, it was lost or absence under the effective by Europe since 16th century.

accessories used in bracelets, the Khmer minority tribe, in
Ratanak Kiri in 2009 (Tel Pisith’s Photo).

Mnas Okakun, 1996 “The Recalling Study of The
Kingdom of Funan through beads.” Muang Boran
Journal, Vol.22, No.3 Jul-Sept., Bkk.

History of Phnom Penh City


The history of Phnom Penh City was at least 500 B.C. Phnom Penh city is considered to be a new city, governed by King Chau Ponhea Yat in 15th century. The discovery of society achievement at the time such as Metal bell, Ceramics and the round city around Choeung Ek has changed this theory. Based on these historical accounts; we can conclude that this site used to be a cultural hub at the period of at least 500 B.C. In conclusion, the prehistoric measurement of Phnom Penh City is proven for the first time by archeology.

The origins of the Khmer culture


From the chronology of Khmer history, the Khmers belonging to the Mon-Khmer ethnic group are the oldest inhabitants of the Indochinese peninsula. The origins of their civilization can be dated from between one million and 680.000 years ago, having evolved since from generation to generation to form an elaborate specific cultural mode. Cambodian history is divided into two periods: the prehistoric and historic eras. Each period is also divided into different ages. The prehistoric era consists in the Paleolithic Age, including the Pebble Culture,the Neolithic (polished stone), and Metal ages. Similarly, the historic period is divided into three parts: the Ancient, Middle and Modern epochs.

Prehistoric cities in Surin province

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In order to discover the past, the most paramount factor is to understand the growth and evolutions of ancient human of communities in North-Eastern of Thailand and from stage to another stage they should study all traces of ancient culture. Concerning to this advantage, we would like to raise only four downtowns in Surin to make comment. Although the finding was initiated by Thai experts, we also need to conduct deeper analysis. According to thorough examinations and evaluations on historic causes, what available they are in Surin and other provinces of Thailand and Cambodia today. The notification is not logical because prior to the arrival of the race in the region and prior to the integration of the province into the kingdom of Thailand’s, the territory was the former legitimate-ownership of the Khmer. In this regard, we must pay attention on an interpretation that those prehistoric downtowns were created by Khmer ancestors instead of viewing the achievements as Thailand’s before 13rd century. In this point, we can illustrate that the sources of Mon-Khmer’s downtowns in prehistory scatter in the whole countries of Thailand and Cambodia and also are one of Khmer cultural basis prior to Indianization. Furthermore, as the duo nations we also discovered traces of prehistoric culture in South Vietnam. The most important and oval prehistoric-downtowns in Surin that their absolute structures can be looked down from the sky are at Kay Yai village, Preah Bet village, Slak Day village in provincial town of Surin. According to video file from research, it revealed the traces of Khmer culture dated around 5,000 years ago. It is a key proof that allows us to understand the ways of organizing districts and villages or communities by our Khmer national before the acceptance of influence of Indian culture that made the locations of Krung (Khmer terms) into Borei (Sanskrit terms) by Indian style. In Korat plateau, the Indian culture flourished in the region since early 6th century. The prehistoric sites with oval shapes in Surin province and prehistoric sites in Memot of Kompong Cham province are the same. In conclusion through analysis, we could evaluate the landscape of Krung in Khmer style into Borei(puri) or Pura in Indian’s and then reforms were made the east. It is very fine that the new turning of history made rapid development by Indian infrastructure. Finally, in the complex of the ancient cities some tools made of such polished stone as axes, colored and colorless ceramics and other kinds of appliance.

Khmer symbolic round village at Siem Reap

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Siem Reap land as well as other major provinces - were ancient sacred lands, meaning those places were in the stage of advanced development already at the end of metal age round objects are explained to be proof to back up this theory. The city structure of these historical sites symbolizes the philosophy of Mon-Khmer communities before Idea urbanism which has a good characteristic.

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