The Plain of Jars, Hmong guerillas & Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome
Many Hmong also came to Australia, often to Tasmania where they ran market garden stalls at the Salamanca markets, and sewn craft items, very common sight int he 80s. Through the 90s they moved to Queensland where a major shaman lived. And where, like Hobart, it was mountainous, but unlike Hobart is was sub-tropical.
Wow what a story. I am left with the image of the Plain of the Jars filled with these other mysterious containers, the unexploded ordinance. I sort of imagined at the end some future archeaologists coming and trying to explain the connection between the jars and the bombs and classifying them all into different periods explaining the transition from pottery to steel and trying to connect the incendiary ordinance to cremation.
Fantastic history lesson. Thank you. I lived in the Central Valley of California in the 1970s and remember when the Hmong were settled there.
Excellent read. My brief flirtation with archaeology was in an entirely different area of the world, but I am still fascinated by all of it though I couldn’t make a career go at it. Thank you for connecting so many dots. I hope that we will learn more from these jars on the plains and unlock more about how many different and amazing ways there have been to be human. Keep up the good work!
This was absolutely fascinating. A genuine treasure trove of hidden history.