Demise of Ancient City of Angkor attributed to drought
Published on January 4th, 2012 | by Admin0
As both water levels and sediment deposits ebbed, the ecology of the baray changed as well, with more bottom-dwelling algae and floating plants coming into existence.
“The ecological shift primarily serves to underline how environmental conditions in the West Baray have been fundamentally different since the 17th century, post-collapse, as compared to what the baray was like during Angkorian times,” Day said.
Story: Charles Choi, LiveScience | Photo: Mary Beth Day, University of Cambridge