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Vietnam National Museum of History

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In 1998 - 1999, the Museum of Vietnamese History (now VNMH) carried out the archaeological studies in the north of Dong Mo Lake (Son Tay, Hanoi). This was to serve for the key project of building The Vietnam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in an area of 547ha.

Dong Mo landscape (Son Tay, Hanoi)

The research had pointed out the density of archaeological relics existed from the Stone Age and others later.

The oldest relics and objects belonged to Son Vi culture - in the Paleolithic Age, 20,000 years ago. The objects were found are pebble tools, or quartz pure sandstone in grey blue and light yellow colors. They were types of choppers, hand-axes, points, cores.

Son Vi sharpened tool

Son Vi quartzitic tool

¼ cutting pebble tool

Son Vi sharpened tool

However, Hoa Binh cultural traces (in the Neolithic Era - new Stone Age, period after Son Vi culture) were found but rarely.

Hoa Binh stone tool

The next relics and objects found also were ones belonged to the post - Neolithic Era or the early Bronze Age. They were hunting and agricultural tools such as hand-axes and sharpeners.

The quadrangular stone axe

The quadrangular hand-axe

The hand-axe

Shouldered hand-axe

The burin

The curved sharpener

The slot sharpener

The human traces in the proto history were also found here but very few with some objects of Dong Son culture, like some broken pieces of a bronze jar. This is due to Dong Mo was not becoming a political and economic center in Vietnam at that time.

Dr. Nguyễn Văn Đoàn-Deputy Director

English: Tran Trang

Viet Nam National Museum of History