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Ancient trading network found in Vietnam

Evidence of a 4,500-year-old trading network has been found in Vietnam. "We knew some artifacts were being moved around but this shows evidence for a major trade network that also included specialist tool-makers and technological knowledge," Catherine Frieman, lead researcher and an expert in ancient stone tools, was quoted by the

800-year-old well found in Vietnam

An 800-year-old brick lined well has been discovered at an archaeological site in Vietnam. The ancient well, which is presumed to be built in the 12th century, has square structure, each side of which is nearly 1m long. It is made of ancient Ch?m bricks, similar to materials used in other

DNA testing set to identify Vietnam War victims

DNA technology is being employed to identify the remains of Vietnam War dead. “The technical challenges are considerable but tractable,” says Bioglobe’s chief executive, Wolfgang Höppner, who crafted the proposal for Vietnam. In the country’s hot and humid climate, DNA in bones that have lain in shallow graves for decades is

3,000-year-old stone axes unearthed in Vietnam

Archaeologists working near the Ngu Hanh Son Mountains in Vietname have unearthed five stone axes. An archeological team from Viet Nam Archaeology Institute found five stone axes believed to come from the 3,000-year-old Sa Huynh Culture at a Khue Bac communal house garden in the central city. The communal house lies at

Bronze Age village found in Vietnam

A village dating back between 3,500-4,000 years ago has been found in Northern Vietnam. The ruins of the civilization are believed to be first unearthed in the northern province of Phu Tho, and later in Hanoi, Hai Phong City and several other northern provinces. The civilization was of immense cultural importance to

700-year-old shipwreck found off Vietnam coast

Thousands of coins and ceramics have been discovered in a 700-year-old shipwreck found off the coast of Vietnam. The ship, which measures 67 feet long and 18 feet wide, contained 13 cargo holds. Remnants gathered from holds 4 to 6 prove the ship caught fire before sinking, archaeologists said. "The hulk itself, which

2,000-year-old drum found in Vietnam

A bronze Dong Son drum, dating back 2,000 years, has been uncovered at a road construction site in northern Vietnam. The latest drum was found in Pac Nam District. It is about 39cm in height with a fairly intact tympan (upper part). The tympan is 66.5cm in diameter, emblazoned with a

Prehistoric tombs found in Vietnam cave

Prehistoric tombs and artifacts which date back 10,000 years have been found in Vietnam's Con Moong Cave. After excavation, archaeologists have demonstrated that Con Moong represents the cultural developments associated with many stages of development of ancient Vietnamese in more than ten thousand years (from 18,000 to 7,000 BC). The highlight of