Damian Evans

Damian Evans received his PhD from the University of Sydney. He has worked in Cambodia since the 1990s, and from 2007-2015 was the Founding Director of the University of Sydney’s Overseas Research Centre at Siem Reap-Angkor. He recently joined the École française d’Extrême-Orient, the oldest and most prestigious international team working at Angkor, to oversee a multi-million dollar project to uncover and map early cities using airborne laser scanning. His ground breaking discoveries using space technology have been reported extensively in international news reports, journals and newspapers including the Associated Press, the Daily Telegraph in England, the Los Angeles Times (front page), Science, International Herald Tribune, CNNArchaeology Magazine (Top 10 Discoveries of 2013), Foreign Policy Magazine (Top 100 Leading Global Thinkers 2013), National Geographic News, and BBC News and BBC Radio. Dr. Evans was featured in both the National Geographic Channel’s and the History Channel’s documentaries on Angkor. He has been the invited speaker at conferences throughout the world including Mexico, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United States, China, Egypt and India, and has been the recipient of a multitude of awards and grants including one from National Geographic.

Tours Led by Damian Evans

  • The Archaeology of Cambodia & Laos TourThe Archaeology of Cambodia & Laos Tour
    March 2 - 18, 2023 | Damian Evans A 17-day journey to Cambodia and Laos that includes five full days exploring the great Khmer city of Angkor, including glorious Banteay Srei and remote Beng Mealea. Led by archaeologist, Damian Evans, enjoy an insider's view of the most recent discoveries. In Laos, see Vat Phou, certainly one of the most spectacular of the Khmer cities, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang.