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Mitch Hendrickson, PhD

Assistant Professor



Building & Room:

2102 BSB


1007 W Harrison Street

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 413-3584


My research interests are concentrated on the communication system and mechanisms of expansion of the Angkorian Khmer Empire, which controlled vast parts of mainland Southeast between the 9th to 15th centuries CE. I direct the Industries of Angkor Project, an international and multidisciplinary investigation of the role of iron production in the operation of the Empire from the site of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay (Bakan). The Asian courses that I currently teach include the Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia, Angkor and the Khmer Empire and the Archaeology of Buddhism.

Selected Publications

Hendrickson, Mitch, Quan Hua and Thomas Oliver Pryce. 2013 Using in-slag charcoals as an indicator of ‘terminal’ iron production within the Angkorian (10th-13th centuries AD) center of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay, Cambodia. Radiocarbon 55(1):1-17.

Hendrickson, Mitch 2012. Connecting the Dots: Investigating the issue of transportation between the temple complexes of the medieval Khmer (9th to 14th centuries AD). In “Old Myths and New Approaches: Advances in the Interpretation of Religious Sites in Ancient Southeast Asia”, edited by Alexandra Haendel. Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash Asia Institute, Melbourne, pp. 70-88.

Pottier, Christophe, Dan Penny, Mitch Hendrickson and Elizabeth Carter. 2012. Unearthing an Atlantean Myth in Angkor: Geoarchaeological investigation of the ‘underwater road’ crossing the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Journal of Archaeological Science 39:2604-2611

Lustig, Eileen and Mitch Hendrickson. 2012. Angkor’s Roads: An Archaeo–Lexical Approach. In “Connecting Empires: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. Volume 2”, edited by Dominik Bonatz, Andreas Reinecke and Mai Lin Tioa-Bonatz. NUS Press, Singapore, pp.191-208.

Hendrickson, Mitch 2011. A transport geographic perspective on travel and communication in Angkorian Southeast Asia (9th to 15th centuries AD). World Archaeology 43(3):444-457.

Hendrickson, Mitch 2010. Historic Routes to Angkor: Development of the Khmer Road System (9th to 13th centuries CE) in mainland Southeast Asia. Antiquity, 84(324):480-496.

Hendrickson, Mitch 2010. La Voie Royale était-elle dallée? Re-appraising a myth of the Angkorian period road system (9th to 15th centuries AD). Aséanie 26:83-109.

Hendrickson, Mitch. 2008. People around the Houses with Fire: Archaeological investigation of settlement around the Jayavarman VII ‘resthouse’ temples. UDAYA: Journal of Khmer Studies 9:63-79.

Hendrickson, Mitch 2008. New evidence of brown glaze stoneware kilns along the East road from Angkor. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 28:52-56.


PhD Archaeology (U Sydney)