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Ref ID: 27675
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Box, Paul
Title: Safeguarding the Plain of Jars: megaliths and unexploded ordnance in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Date: 2003
Source: Journal of GIS in Archaeology
Abstract: Throughout the Xieng Khouang plateau in north-central Lao People's Democratic Republic thousands of stone jars, varying in height from one to more than three meters, lie in clusters on prominent hills. Due to the presence of these enigmatic jars, the area has become known as the Plain of Jars. Although local oral legends state that the jars are enormous wine vessels used to celebrate a great victory 1,500 years ago, archaeological evidence suggests that the jars are in fact funerary urns carved by a Bronze Age people around 2,000 years ago.
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