Exciting new research coming out of our colleagues from Laos and Australia: preliminary research from the Plain of Jars have uncovered burials – both primary and secondary – found in association with the massive stone jars.
Another piece in plain of jars puzzle placed by Lao-Australian archaeological team
Shanghai Daily, 04 March 2016
VOA, 21 March 2016
AFP, via Bangkok Post, 04 April 2016
Stone jars used to dispose of the dead in ancient Laos, Australian researchers say
ABC News, 04 April 2016
One of Asia’s most mysterious archaeological sites, the Plain of Jars in Laos, was used as an ancient burial ground, Australian researchers say.
The Plain of Jars in central Laos is made up of 90 sites, each containing ancient carved stone jars up to three metres tall.
Today the Australian National University (ANU) announced a team from the School of Archaeology and Anthropology had discovered human remains estimated to be 2,500 years old, shedding light on the use of the sites and jars which had been previously unknown.
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