Vietnam Prehistoric Era


The earliest record of humans in Vietnam is from an archaeological site on Do Mountain, in the northern Thanh Hoa Province. The remains discovered here have been dated to the Lower Palaeolithic (early Stone Age). So far, all early human remains have been unearthed in North Vietnam, invariably in association with limestone cliff dwellings. 

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Archaeological excavations have shown that between 5000 and 3000 BC, two important Mesolithic cultures occupied North Vietnam: these are referred to as the Hoa Binh and Bac Son cultures after the principal excavation sites in Tonkin. Refined stone implements and distinctive hand axes with polished edges (known as Bacsonian axes) are characteristic of the two cultures. These early inhabitants of Vietnam were probably small, dark-skinned…
Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

There are 2000 years of recorded Vietnamese history and another 2000 years of legend. The Vietnamese people trace their origins back to 15 tribal groups known as the Lac Viet who settled in what is now North Vietnam at the beginning of the Bronze Age. Here they established an agrarian kingdom known as Van-lang that seems to have vanished during the third century BC.

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Vietnam Prehistoric Era include: Pre-Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Age.

 Pre-Paleolithic Age
Human civilization started in Vietnam a very long time ago. In fact, archaeologists have found vestiges of Homo Erectus in the caves of Lang Son and Nghe An Provinces. During the Pre-Paleolithic Age, also known as the Son Vi Era (between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago), the population of Vietnam was rather large and widespread.

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Vietnam Prehistoric Era

Neolithic Age
During this period, groups of people with different cultural attributes mixed together. The people used sophisticated trimmed stone axes, produced stone rings, and designed pottery goods.

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