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Vietnam National Museum of History

30/08/2008 14:06 2093
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Pemited by Culture and Information Ministry, National Museum of Vietnamese History coordinated Culture and Information Department and Museum of Phu Tho province excavated Xom Ren archaeological site in 6 th time, from late November to 20 January, 2006. There are 8 excavated and explored holes in the Northern, Weastern of site with square 73,62m 2 were recovered.

Pemited by Culture and Information Ministry, National Museum of Vietnamese History coordinated Culture and Information Department and Museum of Phu Tho province excavated Xom Ren archaeological site in 6th time, from late November to 20 January, 2006. There are 8 excavated and explored holes in the Northern, Weastern of site with square 73,62m2 were recovered.

Some remains and artifacts were discovered as: ashes, molluse shells, amimal bones, potteries. There were 416 stone objects include: square axes, adzes, shouldered axes, hoes, chisels, arrowheads, bracelet fragments, earrings, grinding stone and pestles… in which the grindingstones have a largest amount.


Pottery include: 39 former specimens as: cooking pots, pots, spidle whorls, pellets. Apart from above pottery amount, there are also more than 100,000 potsherds with types as: bowl, fruit-tray, pot, cooking pot.


Particularly, in the TS1 with deepness 120cm, archaeologists also discovered a skeleton which was buried in laid position, skull directed Eastern. Funary is a cooking pot with greyish colour and cross patterns. Through these objects, archaeologists had first conclusion: it is possible a 20 – 30 year old woman skeleton with 1.5m high.


Through this excavation, one more time, showed that: Xom Ren site is a residental-burial site with the an unique cultural layer and event showed Xom Ren man residented a long time and concentrated on the Northern of site.


Date: This site dated circa 3.500 years before present and belong to Phung Nguyen culture – a period foundated for establishing a first state (Van Lang state) in Vietnamese history.

National museum of Vietnammese History

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