Bau Du skulls successfully reassembled

Restoring a 5,000-year-old skull. Source: Viet Nam Net 20141217

Archaeologists have successfully reassembled a pair of skulls recovered from the Bau Du site in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam.

Restoring a 5,000-year-old skull. Source: Viet Nam Net 20141217
Restoring a 5,000-year-old skull. Source: Viet Nam Net 20141217

Ancient human skull successfully restored in Quang Nam
Viet Nam Net, 20141217

Scientists have successfully restored a human skull dating back to 5,000-6,000 years ago found at the Bau Du archaeological site in Nui Thanh district, the central province of Quang Nam, said Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Lan Cuong, Secretary General of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology.

It is one of the two skulls of grown men discovered during an August excavation at the Bau Du site in Phu Trung village, Tam Xuan 1 commune, Cuong said at a briefing on initial outcomes of the reconstruction of ancient human remains on December 15.

He noted the restoration of the skull, which lay in the sand that preserved its joints intact, will help scientists track down owners of the culture here thousands of years ago and identify their race and origin.

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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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