Farmer unearths sandstone adzes

A Vietnamese farmer deposited a find of 10 stone tools (they look like adzes, judging from the picture) with the local museum.

10 prehistoric stone items discovered in Vietnam highland
Thanh Nien News, 03 August 2009

The Lam Dong provincial museum said Friday it has received 10 prehistoric items from a local farmer in the Central Highlands province.

The family of farmer Dinh Ba Dai, who is from Lien Phuong Village in Cat Tien District’s Gia Vien Commune, discovered the items while digging a hole to plant trees on a hill, the museum said.

According to the museum’s preliminary judgment, the items are tools that were used for labor and production. They are composed of sandstone with black or grey ivory.

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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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