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Australian involvement in archaeological research into mysterious stone jars in the jungles of Laos

21 June 2019

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A student at the Australian National University, Nick Skopal, and Lao archaeologist Souliya Bounxayhip, have been undertaking research into the distinctive and mysterious stone jars that are present in many locations across Laos. During fieldwork undertaken by the team, 15 previously unknown stone jar locations were found. Additionally, a program of excavations took place and the team are waiting for the results of optically stimulated luminescence dating of sediments immediately under some of the jars that they hope may answer some long standing questions about the age of the jars.

More detailed reviews can be found at the ABC website here with a review on the ANU website here

Images sourced from the ABC and ANU websites.