Now that I have returned to Vientiane, I have been lucky enough to borrow some office
space for design and construction of a new em survey sled from friend,
Archaeological Conservator, and old Laos Hand Marion Ravenscroft.
Maz has been kind enough to move a couple of skulls and a collection
of gold inlaid teeth so as to free-up a table in her conservation lab
for me. This is the corner office, in the low building behind the
National Museum, next door to the Javanese ceramologue, and 3 doors
down from the police guards coop of fighting cocks.
I have requested that any correspondence be forwarded there, especially mysterious
parcels containing old maps or undesciferable scripts, as well
as the odd smelling wooden shipping crates, plastered with exotic
stamps and stencils on the exterior,
Most sincerely yours,
Eric Wartenweiler Smith