Prehistoric artefacts found in Vietnam’s central highlands

Neolithic and mesolithic tools are reported found in the central highlands of Vietnam.

Prehistoric artefacts found in Dac Nong [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 27 May 2010

A jar believed to be of prehistoric origin and other artefacts were found on Tuesday at the Nhan Co archaeological site in Dac R’lap District in Dac Nong Province in the Central Highlands.

The Dac Nong Museum team said 109 pieces of the terracotta jar were found. Another 36 items were also discovered, including 16 tools, three smaller jars and an assortment of rocks.

The team of archaeologists also found two hoes, three unidentified objects and 11 terracotta pieces along the stream near the archaeological site. The team, which has previously found historic artefacts in the same location, said the items were proof that people lived in the area during the Middle Stone Age and New Stone Age.

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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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