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4 September 2007
Prehistoric artefacts found in Vietnam

Recent excavations at the Vinh Yen relic site in Van Thanh commune, southern Khanh Hoa province (Vietnam), have revealed numerous artefacts that prove the site was a ceramic workshop dating back an estimated 3,000 years. At the excavation site, archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Khanh Hoa Museum found more than 120,000 pieces of ceramic objects including jars, pots and bowls, and about 402 tools used in ceramics and bronze casting. They also unearthed eight graves that contained bronze, stone and ceramic objects.
This is the first time metal casting tools have been found in the southern central region.

Sources: Nhan Dan, Vietnam News Agency (27 August 2007)

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