Stone axes discovered in Da Nang

Excavation at the Khue Bac communal house in Da Nang. Viet Nam News 20150601

An excavation at a communal house in Da Nang, in Central Vietnam, have uncovered a range of artefacts from the prehistoric period to the 18th century. Finds include artefacts from the Sa Huynh and Cham cultures.

Excavation at the Khue Bac communal house in Da Nang. Viet Nam News 20150601
Excavation at the Khue Bac communal house in Da Nang. Viet Nam News 20150601

Stone axes found in Da Nang
Viet Nam News, 01 June 2015

Valuable items of Sa Huynh Culture found in Da Nang
Viet Nam Net, 01 June 2015

An archeological team from Viet Nam Archaeology Institute found five stone axes believed to come from the 3,000-year-old Sa Huynh Culture at a Khue Bac communal house garden in the central city.

The communal house lies at the foot of the Ngu Hanh Son Mountains (Marble Mountains), 15km from the city centre.

Ho Tan Tuan, director of the city’s Heritage Management Centre, said yesterday that the team unearthed the axes on Wednesday while digging a second pit in the garden.

“The excavation, which began on May 16, provides more details on the appearance of the Sa Huynh Culture and the early Cham in the area,” Tuan said.

Full story here and 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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