[Update: Already getting suggestions on my Alison in Cambodia Facebook page– new additions are listed below]
A recent study found that Facebook was the main source of news for tech-savvy Cambodians. I’ve also found there to be an increasing number of Facebook pages by Cambodians that frequently post about Cambodian archaeology – including new developments and news stories that are not always covered in the English-language sources.
As a partner to my informal list of archaeological projects in Cambodia (which will be updated soon), I thought I’d also start a list of some of these resources for those who are interested. I will note that many are written in Khmer. (If you don’t read Khmer, Google Translate is doing a better job lately).
–The APSARA Authority’s Facebook page. A great resource and very frequently updated about all manner of APSARA Authority activities.
–National Authority for Sambor Prei Kuk Facebook page. Sure to be filled with new developments as this site has recently received UNESCO World Heritage status.
–Kerdomnel Khmer Group Facebook page. This page is run by Cambodian archaeologist Chen Chanratana and frequently posts about Cambodian archaeology. A few years ago, they published a couple issues of a magazine on Cambodian archaeology.
–Angkor Sharing Club Facebook Page. I recently started following this page, which frequently posts and shares posts from other sources on Cambodian archaeology, culture and heritage.
–Khmer Youth of the Mekong Delta Facebook Page. This page is not archaeology-focused, but does frequently post about archaeology and culture heritage, especially things related to southern Cambodia.
–Saved Team of Cambodian Culture Heritage Facebook Page. This is run by my friend/colleague Tep Sokha and especially focuses on his work related to conservation of Cambodian (archaeological) ceramics.
–ខ្យងKhcang Blog. This new blog is run by my friend/colleague Piphal Heng. He has just started, but publishing in Khmer and English. So far, he’s spent some time discussing the name “Sambor Prei Kuk.”
–គំនូរក្បាច់បូរាណខ្មែរ និងគំនូរបូរាណខ្មែរ . This roughly translates as Ancient Khmer Ornaments and Drawings. Posts frequently on Khmer decorative arts.
–Living with Heritage Project. Their Facebook page description says “founded by An Raksmey in 2013. We work on cultural research for heritage promotion.”
Have I missed anything? Please let me know in the comments!