via Vietnam Express, 02 Nov 2023: Vietnam has made a groundbreaking archaeological discovery by uncovering human remains dating back 10,000 years, the oldest ever found in the region. This significant find provides unprecedented insight into prehistoric human life in Southeast Asia, opening new chapters in the understanding of early human history.
Skeletal remains dating back 10,000 years have been found in the northern province of Ha Nam, marking the oldest human fossil ever unearthed in Vietnam.
Mai Thanh Chung, director of the Ha Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said at a meeting Thursday that the remains were found during an excavation carried out by the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology at the Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in Kim Bang District last March.
Archaeologists discovered three graves of children and adults, with the people buried in a kneeling position.