From the excellent website, Asianart.com, a preliminary report by John Vincent Bellezza on recent archaeological discoveries — documenting approximately 100 pre-Buddhist sites — in Northern Tibet. Follow the link for the complete posting. – Buddhist art news
Northern Tibet Exploration
Archaeological Discoveries of the
Changthang Circuit Expedition 1999
( A Preliminary Report)
by John Vincent Bellezza
About the Author
Thanks to the generous financial support of the Spalding Trust, England, (as well as an earlier grant from the Shang Shung Institute, USA and Italy) I returned to northern and western Tibet in April of 1999, on what I call the Changthang Circuit Expedition. This expedition lasted until November and totaled 161 days in the field. Having so much time was most useful and I was able to meet or exceed all my research objectives. I also wish to express my gratitude to the provincial, prefectural, county, and township officals of the the Tibet Autonomous Region for their support and expertise.