Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos

23 May 2019, 8:44 am

In April 2019 I traveled through northwest Laos to check in on the current state of several cross-border development projects, including the now-completed Namtha dam, the Golden Triangle Special ...... Read More »

10-foot-tall 'Jars of the dead' stored human bodies in ancient Laos

22 May 2019, 3:52 am

More than 100 giant stone jars, thought to have been used in burial rituals thousands of years ago, have been rediscovered at ancient sites in forests, on hillsides and along mountain ridges in remote ...... Read More »

Central Bank of Laos Issues Warning Against Using Cryptocurrency

21 May 2019, 12:33 pm

The central bank of Laos has warned the public against the use, purchase or sale of digital currencies, local news outlet Vientiane Times reported on May 21. The Bank of the Lao PDR has issued a ...... Read More »

More Megalithic Jars Mapped in Laos

21 May 2019, 10:49 am

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—Live Science reports that a new survey conducted in central Laos by a team of archaeologists from Laos and Australia revealed an additional 137 stone jars at 15 new sites in the ...... Read More »

New discoveries in Laos deepen the ancient mystery of the Plain of Jars

19 May 2019, 3:17 pm

A team of archaeologists from the Australian National University has discovered over 100 ancient stone jars across 15 sites in Laos. The new discoveries add to the thousands of other strange jars ...... Read More »

Archaeologists discover bizarre ‘Jars of the Dead’ hidden in Laos

19 May 2019, 8:17 am

Just like today, people who lived hundreds of years ago had rituals and traditions associated with death. Methods of burial or tributes to deceased individuals often vary greatly from one culture ...... Read More »

Mysterious 1,000-Year-Old ‘Jars Of The Dead’ Unearthed In Laos

17 May 2019, 12:26 am

Deep in the mountainous forests of Southeast Asia lies a millennia-old mystery that is only beginning to be unraveled by modern research. More than 100 mysterious 1,000-year-old massive stone “jars of ...... Read More »

Mysterious 'Jars of the Dead' unearthed in Laos

16 May 2019, 3:57 am

In a fairly macabre discovery, archeologists in Laos have discovered 15 new sites containing over 100, 1000-year-old stone jars that may have been used for the dead. ...... Read More »

More mysterious jars of the dead unearthed in Laos

16 May 2019, 1:30 am

ANU Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than one hundred 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead. The jars of Laos are one of archaeology's ...... Read More »

Public education could curb bushmeat demand in Laos, study finds

15 May 2019, 5:34 am

A recent survey of markets in Laos found that the demand for bushmeat in urban areas was likely more than wildlife populations could bear. The enforcement of Laos’s laws controlling the wildlife ...... Read More »

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