4 April 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – What is the best way to deal with a situation like this. The state decides to build a dam. Two months into the construction of the dam, a trove of archaeological artefacts are found, smack in the middle where the water catchment is supposed to be. Hopefully, the Vietnam Archaeology Institute will be able to organise a salvage dig.
Possible Vietnam prehistoric site to be submerged soon
A farmer in central Vietnam has collected over 1,000 suspected Neolithic Period artifacts found locally but the site of his farm is soon to be submerged under a dam.
Dr Nguyen Gia Doi of the Vietnam Archaeology Institute said the objects might date back to 3,500 â€“ 4,000 BCE after visiting Nguyen The Vinhâ€™s farm in the central highlandsâ€™ Dak Nong province.
Vinh has shards of pottery and tools like axes and spearheads, chisels, and pots all found inn the area in the last four years.