Stone tools found at Khuoi Nang Cave

Vietnamese archaeologists discover stone tools in a cave in North Vietnam. Besides the tools, a good amount of ‘red stone powder’ (ochre?) was found, which is thought to have been used as funerary body ornamentation.

Prehistoric artefacts found in Ha Giang
Saigon Giai Phuong, 15 December 2010

Ancient artefacts, from a prehistorical culture dating back 4,000 – 7,000 years; have been discovered in a cave in the northern province of Ha Giang’s Bac Me District.

According to Trinh Nang Chung from the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology, head of the excavation team, two tombs have been excavated in the Khuoi Nang Cave.


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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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