Plain of Jars - Site 1

Local namePlain of Jars Site 1
LocationXiangkhouang Province, Laos

The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau. The jars are mostly arranged in clusters ranging in number from one to several hundred.The Xieng Khouang Plateau is located at the northern end of the Annamese Cordillera, the principal mountain range of Indochina. French researcher Madeleine Colani concluded in 1930 that the jars were associated with prehistoric burial practices. Excavation by Lao and Japanese archaeologists in the intervening years has supported this interpretation with the discovery of human remains, burial goods and ceramics around the jars. The Plain of Jars is dated to the Iron Age and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Southeast Asia.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_of_Jars

Coordinates 19°25'48.374" N 103°9'13.053" E

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