Researchers find Southeast Asia’s earliest toilet

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A team of Australian and Vietnamese researchers have found what is thought to be Southeast Asia’s oldest toilet, potentially shedding light on how hunter-gatherers transitioned into settled communities.

Research sheds light on how Southeast Asia evolved from Hunter Gatherer to Farming Society
Heritage Daily, 14 June 2012

Asia’s First Toilet Discovered In Southern Vietnam
Asian Scientist, 18 June 2012

Ancient toilet found in Viet Nam [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 20 June 2012
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Archeology helps introduce Vietnamese culture in Europe

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2 April 2007 (Vietn Nam Net Bridge) – A German archaeological team has been working on the O Chua site in Southern Vietnam, which was a salt-production centre, and also yielded pottery similar to that found in salt-production sites in Europe.

Archeology helps introduce Vietnamese culture in Europe

German Archeologist Andreas Reinecke said introducing Vietnam’s culture in Europe was the purpose of archeology projects he and his Vietnamese colleagues had been conducting for the past decade.

One of these projects is the investigation of O Chua Mound in Vinh Hung District in the southern province of Long An. The site has been excavated by the Archaeological Institute of non-European cultures (the German Archaeological Institute), Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Long An Province Museum.