Saving the secrets of the jars of Laos

July 10, 2019 - General

In the mountains and plains of upper Laos sit thousands of stone jars, the only relics of an ancient civilisation possibly 2500 years old.

We actually know very little about the people who created the sites, or even when
 they placed the jars [Credit: Plain of Jars Research Project]The jars, weighing up to 20 tonnes, appear to be part of a complex burial ritual, and were transported from quarries up to 10 kilometres away.


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