Vietnamese archaeologists report the discovery of palaeolithic stone tools from Ha Giang Province, in northeast Vietnam.
Archaelogists find traces of early humans in Ha Giang [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 06 Sep 2012
Archaeologists in the north-eastern province of Ha Giang stopped by on some very old relatives recently, when they stumbled across caves thought to have housed humans 20,000 years ago.
The astonishing discovery came as an excavation team unearthed around 100 stone tools at the karst plateau areas in Can Ty Commune of Quan Ba District and in Pho Bang Town of Dong Van District in July, with several found in two caves which were once home to ancient inhabitants.
The relics, which date back to the Paleolithic, are mainly hoes and axes in a form typical to the period, according to Prof Trinh Nang Chung, from the Viet Nam Archaeology Institute.