Prehistoric remains found in north Vietnam

The prehistoric remains of a man dating 3,500 years were excavated last month in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Phung Nguyen culture tools
Phung Nguyen culture tools

3,500 year old human remains found in Vinh Phuc
Vietnam Net, 11 January 2013

Archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a man who was believed to live in the period of Phung Nguyen culture about 3,500 years ago, at the Dong Dau relic site in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

According to Nguyen Lan Cuong, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Archaeology (VAA), the remains were unearthed during an excavation jointly conducted since last December by the VAA, the History Faculty of the University of Social Sciences and Humanity and the Vinh Phuc provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The remains, believed to be of a man 1.6m tall, will be sent to the province’s museum for more research and preservation.

Full story here.

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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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