Excavation of Kon Tum site ends

7 June 2006 (VietNamNet Bridge)

Excavation of Kon Tum site ends

At nine excavation sites in the bed of Pleikrong Reservoir, archaeologists from the Vietnam Archaeology Institute found over 48,000 objects and relics, including 127 kilns, 99 tombs, 970 stone items, five bronze items, 12 iron items and 68 pottery objects.

The dig uncovered relics from two to three different civilizations. All relics are located along the two banks of the Poko River, the source of abundant food and water for cultivation.

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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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