|Ceramic pieces found at the caves.|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Scientists recently unearthed various traces of human beings at three caves in the central province of Nghệ An, dating back to 3,000-8,000 years ago.
Tombs, stone working tools, ceramic ware and snail shells, as well as ash, animal bones and pieces of copper wrist bracelets were found at the Mẹ Mòn and Bản Đan caves in Quế Phong District and the Hợ Trung Cave in Tân Kỳ District.
“Through the objects, especially ceramic ware with decorative patterns in the form “S” letter and triangular shaped holes, the sites have been identified as residential areas of the ancient people,” Lại Văn Tới, a researcher from the Centre for Citadel Research, said.
“The objects prove that the local ancient people conducted trade with the Mai Pha Culture in the northern province of Lạng Sơn, which dates back to 3,500-5,000 years ago.”
Prof Tới said the sites are valuable historical evidence that need further excavation and research, linking it with local geology, bio-diversity and the natural landscape.
Initial research at 11 local caves was conducted earlier this month for seven days by scientists from the Nghệ An Provincial Museum and the centre. — VNS
|Scientists sort objects found at the caves. — Photos dantri.vn|