viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

Descubren en provincia vietnamita antigua aldea milenaria

Arqueólogos vietnamitas descubrieron ruinas de una aldea supuestamente de tres mil 500 años de antigüedad, perteneciente a la cultura Phung Nguyen, en la orilla del río Pho Day, provincia norteña de Tuyen Quang.

Los científicos encontraron en un sitio extendido sobre 10 mil metros cuadrados más de 400 objetos, principalmente utensilios domésticos de cerámica y piedra, además de una pequeña cantidad de huesos, reveló el doctor Trinh Nang Chung, del Instituto de Arqueología.

Se trata de un importante vestigio para los estudios de la cultura Phung Nguyen en las zonas montañosas septentrionales, una parte de la historia de la civilización Van Lang – Au Lac de nuestro país durante el período de los Hung – los primeros reyes de Vietnam, enfatizó.

Phung Nguyen es una cultura prehistórica perteneciente a finales de la Edad de Piedra e inicios de la Edad de Bronce. Sus trazas se hallaron por primera vez en la homónima aldea en el distrito Lam Thao, provincia norteña de Phu Tho y luego en otros territorios como Bac Ninh, Ha Noi y Hai Phong. –VNA es.vietnamplus.vn


Millennia-old village unearthed in northern Vietnam 

The vestiges of a 3,500-year-old village have been discovered in the northern province of Tuyen Quang and considered part of a thriving ancient culture.

Vietnamplus – a member of the Vietnam News Agency – on Tuesday cited Associate Professor Trinh Nang Chung, of the Institute of Archeology, as saying that archeologists have found a 10,000m² ruin on Bai Soi mound.

Located along the banks of the Pho Day River in Son Duong District, the ruin belongs to Phung Nguyen Culture, which is an early Bronze Age civilization dating back around 3,500-4,000 years ago, according to Associate Professor Chung.

The ruins of the civilization are believed to be first unearthed in the northern province of Phu Tho, and later in Hanoi, Hai Phong City and several other northern provinces.

The civilization was of immense cultural importance to the establishment of Vietnam in its early days, Associate Professor Chung said.

The latest excavation uncovered over 400 artifacts, mostly pottery fragments, stone household and production tools, and a small number of bones, the archeologist added.

The pottery broken items feature diverse patterns.

The findings, including a rarely found pebble, shed more light on Phung Nguyen Culture and its origin.

Though human remains were not found in this excavation, the two newly-discovered large holes and a ceramic pot are suggestive of tombs, Associate Professor Chung noted.