Antiquity findings in ancient village

500-year-old village found in Vietnam featuring intact architecture, and small finds indicating betel-chewing.

18 July 2006 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – 500-year-old village found in Vietnam featuring intact architecture, and small finds indicating betel-chewing.

Antiquity findings in ancient village

Many valuable findings have been made at a no longer used 500-year-old village in the central province of Quang Ngai, the oldest village in central Vietnam still has most of its original architecture intact.

Covering an area of more than 10,000 sq.m, the village is surrounded by an imposing stone wall that is 2.5-3 metre high and 1-1.5 metres wide. The wall was constructed to guard villagers against enemies or wild beasts. Similar stone walls were also found in other central region areas, such as Do Linh in Quang Tri province and Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai.


Related Books:
Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia by D. J. W. O’Reilly
Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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