Metal Age artefacts unearthed in Myanmar

Metal-age artefacts discovered in central Myanmar may provide an insight into the introduction of bronze and transition to iron in ancient times.

Bronze Age and Iron Age artifacts unearthed in Myanmar [Link no longer active]
Myanmar, 18 August 2008

A team of archaeologists has unearthed ancient artifacts from the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in Myanmar.

Found in Thazi township in the central Mandalay division by the Archaeological, Natural Museum and Libraries Department under the Ministry of Culture, the artifacts provide an evidence of transition from Bronze culture to Iron culture in Myanmar.

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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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