Prehistoric artefacts found in Ha Giang

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Ancient artefacts, from a prehistoric 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.

File photo shows prehistoric people’s stone tools. 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.

Archaeologists said one of the tombs contained bone fragments and teeth from an adult, while the other had the remains of a child. The adult’s grave also contained stone tools.

In addition, archaeologists have found hundreds of stone tools in the cave, including hatchets, hoes and knives, together with lots of ‘red stone powder’.

It is believed that this red power was painted onto the corpse to help the deceased person’s journey to the ‘afterlife’.

Chung said that Khuoi Nang was the residence of a prehistoric people dating back 6,000-7,000 years ago.


Author: Tr.Binh | Source: Saigon GP Daily [December 15, 2010]


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