Feature on Vietnamese underwater archaeology

The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newblog

Tuoi Tre News has a three-part feature on underwater archaeology in Vietnam.

Tuoi Tre News 20130616
Tuoi Tre News 20130616

‘Cemetery’ of ancient shipwrecks in Quang Ngai
Tuoi Tre News, 11 June 2013

Drying up the sea to find shipwrecked antiques
Tuoi Tre News, 13 June 2013

Aquatic archaeology in Vietnam inadequate
Tupi Tre News, 16 June 2013

The waters off the central region of Vietnam are located on the ancient ‘Ceramic Road’ – formerly a trade route linking the Orient and the Occident. It is estimated that dozens of ships carrying ceramic wares wrecked in the area.

The area has long been a place where locals and fishermen dredge for antiques from the seabed. Antique dealers also arrive to buy items that are hundreds of years old.

The waters belong to Chau Thuan Bien Hamlet in Binh Son District of the central province of Quang Ngai.

Full story here.

Author: noelbynature

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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