Neoltihic site discovered in northeast Vietnam

A neolithic cave site, dating as far back as 10,000 BCE has been discovered in northeastern province of Cao Bang. Among the finds are stone tools and red minerals used to make body paints.

Neolithic remains found in VN cave [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 31 October 2008

The remains of Neolithic humans dating from 7-8000BC have been discovered in the Nguom Vai Cave, Gai Village in the northern province of Cao Bang.

Archaeologists also found more than 600 items, including rudimentary stone tools.

Dr Trinh Nang Chung, of the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology, said that the discovery is very important for Vietnamese archaeology.

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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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