HANOI, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese archaeologists have found a tomb containing the remains of a man who was believed to live in the period of Phung Nguyen culture about 3,500 years ago, Vietnam' s state-run news agency VNA reported on Thursday.
According to the reports, the remains were found at the Dong Dau relic site in Vietnam's northern province of Vinh Phuc, some 40 km of capital Hanoi.
VNA quoted Nguyen Lan Cuong, Deputy General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Archaeology (VAA), as saying the remains were unearthed during an excavation jointly conducted since last December by the VAA, the History Faculty of the University of Social Sciences and Humanity and the Vinh Phuc provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The remains, believed to be of a 1.6-meters-tall man, will be sent to the province's museum for more research and preservation.
Many other artifacts such as stone axes and graters, bronze arrows, ceramics and jewelry made of stone, animal horns and bones have also been found during this evacuation. Scientists dated them back to the Dong Dau, Go Mun and Phung Nguyen cultures.
Dong Dau relic site is one of the largest excavation sites in the country, where numerous artifacts of the four cultures during the time of Hung Kings, have been found.
Based on their findings, archaeologists thought the eastern area of the Dong Dau relic site was the living place of ancient Vietnamese people in the Phung Nguyen period while most of the tombs were found in the southwestern area.
The Phung Nguyen culture in Vietnam is a name given to a culture of the early Bronze Age in Vietnam, some 4,000 years to 3, 500 years ago. The name Phung Nguyen was derived from an archaeological site in Phung Nguyen village, the first place where the relics of this culture were found, in northwestern Phu Tho province, some 50 km of capital Hanoi.
The Phung Nguyen culture relics have been discovered in Vietnam 's Phu Tho, Bac Ninh, Ha Noi, Hai Phong and some other places in the Red River Basin.