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Ancient archaeological dig reveals in Southeast Asia

Ancient archaeological dig reveals in Southeast Asia

Media issued by The Australian National University School of Archaeology and Anthropology       

More than 140 ancient burials including men, women, teenagers and children have been recovered from a site in the Thanh Hoa province in Northern Vietnam.

The dig is being led by Dr Marc Oxenham from The Australian National University's School of Archaeology and Anthropology with funding support from the Australian Research Council. The burial site, known as Con Co Ngua, is believed to have existed sometime between 5000 and 6000 years ago.

Rising sea levels have helped preserve the site under a thick cap of marine clay.

 

Image Credit: Tomáš Malík

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