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Excavating among the megaliths: recent research at the 'Plain of Jars' site 1 in Laos

O'Reilly, Dougald; Shewan, Louise; Domett, Kathryn M; Halcrow, S.E.; Luangkhoth, Thonglith

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The date and significance of the megalithic jar sites of central Laos are comparatively poorly understood features of the Southeast Asian archaeological landscape. First explored systematically in the 1930s, only limited research on these sites has been undertaken since. This article presents the recent excavations at Ban Ang—or site 1—a megalithic jar site of nearly 400 jars, located in Xieng Khouang Province. The results confirm the findings of earlier research, but additionally reveal a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/203835
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2019.102

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