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Ref ID: 36897
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Genovese, Lia
Title: Widening the geographical reach of the Plain of Jars, Laos
Date: 2020
Source: Journal of Lao Studies
Abstract: This research report summarises ongoing fieldwork at the Plain of Jars in Laos and details megalithic artefacts in newly-discovered sites populated with jars fashioned from a variety of rocks. With two exceptions, the jars at these remote sites are in single digits and are not accompanied by plain or decorated stone discs, used as burial markers or for commemorative purposes. The sites' isolated location bears implications for the geographical reach of the Plain of Jars by widening our understanding of this megalithic tradition in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Page Start: 55
Page End: 74