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Archaeologists successfully restore ancient human skull

Update: December, 17/2014 - 08:53

The remains, dating back to roughly 5,000 – 6,000 years ago, were discovered in August in Phu Trung Hamlet, Tam Xuan Commune, Nui Thanh District, in the central province of Quang Nam. — Photo VNA

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese scientists from the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology have successfully restored the skull of an ancient human, whose remains were found at the Bau Du Excavation Site.

The remains, dating back to roughly 5,000 – 6,000 years ago, were discovered in August in Phu Trung Hamlet, Tam Xuan Commune, Nui Thanh District, in the central province of Quang Nam.

During the excavation, the scientists found the remains of five corpses and two broken skulls, which were determined to belong to adult men.

According to Prof Nguyen Lan Cuong of the institute, the successful restoration of one skull will help scientists identify the race and origin of these ancient people. The information will aid in determining whether the remains belonged to locals or immigrants as well.

The skull restoration has also revealed that the ancient Bau Du people followed the practice of extracting the front teeth. — VNS

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