09 November 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – As you can tell from the pictures, it’s a pretty impressive haul of Vietnamese coins dated from the 9th-15th centuries.
Ancient coins unearthed in Quang Tri
The central province of Quang Triâ€™s museum is to receive 34kg of ancient coins from a local resident in Dong Ha Town.
The ancient coins were unearthed by a man in Ha Tay village while he was scavenging for rubble iron and steel left from war.
Nguyen Du Dac bought the ancient coins and donated them to the Quang Tri Museum.
The coins are contained in a glazed terra-cotta jar and come from several of Chinaâ€™s dynastic periods; there are also some rare Vietnamese coins cast between 960 and 1454.
04 september 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – An ancient tree-trunk coffin, found in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam, is donated to the local museum. The coffin is said to be the material culture of either the Malayo-Polynesian people or the Mon-Khmers who operated in the area 700 years ago.
700-year-old tree coffin discovered in Quang Tri
The Quang Tri Museum has recently received an ancient coffin made from a tree trunk, according to the museumâ€™s director, Mai Truong Manh.
The coffin was discovered on August 28 in Trung Chi village, Dong Luong ward, Dong Ha commune at 1.2 m underground when local residents were digging for the construction of an electricity post.
15 Sep 2006 (VietNam Net Bridge) – A short news story on two cowry shell finds in the Bat Cave (no, not that one) in Quang Tri province. According to the article, cowry shells have been recognised as currency between 2,500 and 5,000 years ago.
Ancient money discovered in Quang Tri
Archaeologists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology and the Quang Tri Province Museum have unearthed two ancient cowry shells during an excavation at the Bat Cave in Quang Tri Province.
12 Sep 2006 (Thanh Nien News) –
Stone Age cave in central Vietnam has neighbor
Vietnamese researchers, studying a grotto discovered a decade ago in which Paleolithic period tools were found, a few days ago stumbled upon another nearby also containing ancient tools. Experts from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute and the Quang Tri Museum in central Vietnam were researching the Hang Doi (bat) cave in Cam Lo districtâ€™s Dragon mountain when they found â€œHang Doi 2â€.
15 July 2006 (VietNam Net Bridge) -Reports of an ongoing excavation belonging to a prehistoric culture.
20,000 year old artifacts discovered in Quang Tri
Archeologists from the Quang Tri Museum and the Viet Nam Institute of Archeology have unearthed hundreds of artifacts believed to belong to the early Hoa Binh culture dating back to about 15,000-20,000 years ago at an excavation site in central Quang Tri Province.
Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History by I. Glover