Prehistoric tools found in northern Vietnam

Archaeologists discover Hoabinhian and Bacsonian stone tools in a cave in north Vietnam.

Archaeologists find prehistoric artefacts in Ha Giang cave
Viet Nam News, 16 Nov 2010

Ancient artefacts dating back 4,000-7,000 years have been found in a cave in the northern province of Ha Giang’s Bac Me District.

Trinh Nang Chung, head of the excavation team, said two tombs have been excavated in the Khuoi Nang Cave.

Archaeologists said one of the tombs contained the bone fragments and teeth of an adult male, while the other held a child whose sex has yet to be determined. The grave of the adult also contained stone tools.

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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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