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Megalithic Jar Sites of Laos: a Comprehensive Overview and New Discoveries

O'Reilly, Dougald; Shewan, Louise; Van Den Bergh, Julie; Luangaphay, Samlane; Luangkhoth, Thonglith


The megalithic jar sites of central Laos remain one of Southeast Asia's archaeological enigmas. These sites, more than 90 known to date, comprise large stone jars, discs, apparent lids and imported boulders located in ele-vated positions on hillslopes, mountain ridges or saddles. While the sites were first noted in the late 19th century, the first systematic research at these sites only began in the 1930s with the work of Madeleine Colani. Since that time, attempts to understand the culture...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology
DOI: 10.7152/jipa.v42i0.15250


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