Prehistoric tools found at reservoir site

Prehistoric tools, estimated to the Neolithic or Bronze Age, have been discovered near the Son La Reservoir at Lai Chau Province in Vietnam.

4000-year-old antiques unearthed on riverbank
Vietnam Net Bridge, 19 June 2010

A museum in Lai Chau has collected 18 stone and some terra-cotta items dating back 3000-4000 years ago along the Da River.

Some officials of Lai Chau’s Muong Te district went to examine 18 stone-made tools at the home of a man name Quyn in Nam Hang commune in early June.

Archeologists speculate that these are tools of Neolithic Era – Bronze Age people. The set included several types of axes, hoes, spades and arrows.


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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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