Mitchel Hendrickson

    Email Address: mjhend@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Anthropology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: BSB 3148D Phone: 312.413.3584
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am a Southeast Asian archaeologist specializing in the Khmer Empire, the vast state that built the famous temples of Angkor and controlled vast areas of mainland SE Asia between the 9th to 15th centuries AD.

    My research has studied the history and function of the Khmer road system that connected Angkor to its provincial territories and also the extent of the actual empire through a study of water reservoirs and settlement. Currently I am interested in the role of iron production in the expansion of the state and the possibility that an ethnic minority, the Kuay, were responsible for creating this important resource for the majority Khmer state.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    High GPA, experience with photograpy and lighting and computer programs, 3D modelling a plus. Anthropology major (preferred but not restricted).

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will emplay digital photography and computer modelling systems to develop 3-D representations of archaeological objects to produce quantitative data sets.

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