Sa Huynh site discovered in Quang Nam Province

Archaeologists find beads, ceramic sherds and an iron horse from a site in Quang Nam province dating to the 2,000-year-old Sa Huynh culture.

Source: Thanh Nien News 20140502
Source: Thanh Nien News 20140502

2,500 years burial relics accidentally unearth in central Vietnam
Thanh Nien News, 02 May 2014
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New excavations put Sa Huynh cultural finds further inland

New excavations in the mountainous areas of Central Vietnam’s Quang Ngai Province indicate that the prehistoric Sa Huynh culture was not limited to the coastal regions and plains.

3,000-year-old artefacts unearthed
Viet Nam News, 06 July 2011
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2,500-year-old artefacts found in Southern Vietnam

Artefacts from the Sa Huynh culture have been excavated as a result of three months of excavation in the Southern Vietnamese Binh Thuan Province.

2,500-year-old Sa Huynh artefacts found
Nhan Dan, 13 August 2010
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Quang Ngai commemorates 100th anniversary of Sa Huynh find with exhibition, conference

It’s been 100 years since the prehistoric culture now known as Sa Huynh was discovered in Vietnam’s Quang Nai Province. Flourishing between 2,000 – 3,000 years ago, the culture is thought to be the precursor to the Cham which later inhabited the region. The National Museum of History will host an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the find, and a conference on the culture will begin later this week.

Sa Huynh artefacts explain piece of the past [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 15 July 2009
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2,000-year-old bronze tiger discovered in central Vietnam

A rare statue of a bronze tiger, made in a sleeping position, was discovered in Ha Tinh province of Vietnam. The bronze tiger is thought to belong to the Sa Huynh culture, which are thought to be the precursor to the Chams. (You can check out some Sa Huynh artefacts that were on display at the Asian Civilisations Museum last year here). Unfortunately, the article doesn’t seem to write anything about the context of the discovery, or how the bronze tiger looks like.

Ancient bronze statue of tiger discovered in Ha Tinh
Vietnam Net Bridge, 20 January 2009
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Hoi An ancient town archaeological update

15 August 2007 (Nhan Dan, Vietnam Net Bridge) – After two days of nothing but Angkor news, we head to Vietnam to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An to read how Japanese assistance has helped in the analysis of over 200 relics and the excavation of 10 sites in the province. Both aren’t very long stories and they both basically say the same thing, but it’s good to know that archaeological research in the region is being actively pursued by teams from different countries.

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