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Ref ID: 37211
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: O'Reilly, Dougald
Shewan, Louise
Luangkoth, Thonglith
Domett, Kate
Halcrow, Siân
Khamphouvong, Mailo
Butphachit, Amphia
Sayavongkhamdy, Thongsa
Heap, Natasha
Title: Secondary burial practice at megalithic jar site 1, Plain of Jars Laos
Date: 2023
Source: Asian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1007/s41826-023-00067-3
Abstract: In 2020 a Lao/Australian archaeological research team revisited one of the largest megalithic jar sites in Laos, Site 1, and undertook excavations in an effort to more fully understand the ritual practice at the site. This paper reviews previous research undertaken at the site and describes the recent excavation which revealed evidence of secondary burial practice dating to the 8th to thirteenth centuries. The research confirms the use of Site 1 as a burial site where multiple individuals were interred in secondary burials in shared mortuary contexts.