3,000 year-old artefacts found in Dak Lak

05 July 2007 (Nhan Dan) – Thousands of prehistoric artefacts found in Dak Lak province hint at a connection with material cultures at other neighbouring provinces. There’s also a mention about the previous story about the Dong Son drum find in the same province.

3,000 year-old artefacts found in Dak Lak

Vietnamese archaeologists have unearthed a significant cache of 3,000 year-old artefacts in Krong Pach district in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

“Thousands of ceramic pieces, hundreds of stone tools, including various axes and jewellery, and four tombs were found during an excavation conducted at the Rau village archaeological site in La hamlet, Hoa Tien commune,” Tran Quy Thinh from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute said.

Researchers said the objects reflect a close connection between ancient inhabitants of Dak Lak province and those living along the Dong Nai and Po Ko rivers in Kon Tum province and the Bien Ho (To Nung Lake) in Gia Lai province.

Read more about the finds at Dak Lak province.

More books about prehistoric Vietnam:
Uncovering Southeast Asia’s Past: Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists by E. A. Bacus, I. Glover and V. C. Pigott (Eds)
Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History by P. S. Bellwood and I. Glover (Eds)

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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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