Research at megalithic jar site 52 and the discovery of new jar sites in Xiang Khouang Province, Laos
AuthorO'REILLY, D; Shewan, L
Source TitleAsian Archaeology
University of Melbourne Author/sShewan, Louise
AffiliationSchool of Earth Sciences
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsO'REILLY, D. & Shewan, L. (2020). Research at megalithic jar site 52 and the discovery of new jar sites in Xiang Khouang Province, Laos. Asian Archaeology, 3, pp.21-33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41826-019-00023-0.
Access StatusOpen Access
ARC Grant codeARC/DP150101164
Ban Phakeo is a village in central Laos near which 415 megalithic jars and other associated lithic objects were discovered. There are over 80 such sites known in central Laos and this site was assigned the number 52 in the Lao National Inventory. Site 52 was excavated in eight discrete locations. Prospection was undertaken in the surrounds of Site 52 leading to the discovery of several previously undocumented sites which appear to be quarries or transport sites. The present paper focuses on the archaeological excavations undertaken at Site 52 and the newly discovered sites presenting the results of this research.
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