Archaeology for the Anthropocene

Angkor Wat imposed on top of a modern urban city, Phnom Penh
Archaeology may seem old hat, but societies such as that at Angkor Wat can offer clues to the rise – and fall – of large-scale urban economies. Credit: hippostudio, Phnom Penh: Andy Teo aka Photocillin / Getty Images

Step aside, Indiana Jones, the next generation of archaeologists is here – and they’re looking back to the future

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