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Quynh Van culture

 Quynh Van culture (Neolithic, about 6000 - 3500 B.P). The first sites of this culture were discoveried from 1930’s by French sholars. Until now, there are 70’s of research with 21 sites was found and studied. They distributed at the coastal plain of Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces, concentrated mostly ancient bay of Quynh Luu. These sites belong to the type of shell mound site (Kjökkenmodding), the major composition is arca and oyster. The arca and oyster layers contained animal remains, stone, pottery and hearths. In Quynh Van, stone tool is less developed, has very little of quantity, poor in type, primitive technique and mostly rock stone tools. The popular type is undifined implement, discoidal unifacially-flaked implement, pebble chopping-tool in orange-segment-like form, tools in long and short axe like form. Pottery is coarse, the most of them is cooking pottery with large size, were made by coilling technique coodinating with combing, polishing techniques. The type of pottery divided into round-bottomed impressing decorative pottery; point-bottomed, two sides combing decorative pottery; round-bottomed, outside cord-marked and inside combing decorative pottery; round-bottomed, outside cord marked. Point-bottomed pottery with two sides combing decoration is the characteristic of Quynh Van culture. The different types such as bone tools and ornaments has very little quantity.

Nowadays, Anthropology Museum has not yet the collection of this culture.


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