20 Jul 2012

Feature Guest - Nancy Beavan

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 20 July 2012

US-born Dr Beavan leads research on the enigmatic ancient burial rituals of the Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia. Around 600 years ago, the people in these remote jungles placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges and in small wooden coffins - a practice unique to Cambodia at the time. In 2003 Nancy was asked to radiocarbon date a piece of one of the bones, sparking her decade-long interest in finding out more about these ancient people and their remains.