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Ref ID: 37168
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: O'Reilly, Dougald
Shewan, Louise
Luangkhoth, Thonglith
Butphachit, Amphai
Khamphouvong, Mailo
Title: Further excavations among the megaliths: research at Plain of Jars site 2 in Laos
Date: 2022
Source: Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology
Abstract: The Plain of Jars Archaeological Research Project (PJARP) team has been investigating the megalithic jars of North central Laos since 2016
with excavations conducted at three jar sites (Sites 1, 2 and 52) in Xieng Khouang Province. This paper presents the methodology and results of the excavation of Site 2 (Ban Nakho) undertaken in 2019. While similarities are apparent in the archaeological evidence uncovered between Site 2 and the other sites excavated by the team, important differences can be discerned between these sites. Features common at all sites include sandstone chips, limestone blocks and artifact assemblages. The finds and dating for Site 2 are presented here to place the site in a regional context, contributing to the understanding of this enigmatic megalithic culture and the expanding corpus of known sites.
Volume: 46
Page Start: 1
Page End: 16