The Curious Case of the Steamship on the Mekong

Noel Hidalgo Tan, Veronica Walker Vadillo

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Examining the rock art of the Pak Ou caves in Luang Prabang Province
contributes to the archaeological knowledge of Lao People’s Democratic Republic
(Lao PDR, henceforth referred to as Laos).1 This article focuses on the curious case of a green-colored “steamship” rock painting that offers unique insights into the history and archaeology of the region.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Perspectives
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)253-273
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Rok art
  • maritime archaeology
  • colonial archaeology
  • Laos
  • southeast asia
  • Mekong River
  • Pak Ou Cave

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