Artifacts found in Vietnamese reservoir

Scientists unearth relics in mountainous Quang Ngai
Saigon Giai Phong, 13 April 2010

4,000-year-old artifacts found in central Vietnam may shed new light on the prehistoric Sa Huynh Culture.

Ancient artifacts dating back about 4,000 years have recently been discovered in the mountainous district of Son Ha in the central province of Quang Ngai, said archaeologist Dr. Doan Ngoc Khoi from the Quang Ngai Museum.

The items, found in the Nuoc Trong reservoir, consist of a stone axes, pestles, graters and pottery items that have great historical and cultural value, he said.

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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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