The results of the excavation of archaeologists and geologists are dozens of ancient human remains in the largest system of volcanic caves of Chu Bluk in Southeast Asia, in Krong No district, Dak Nong province.
The mission at C6-1
On August 15, 2019, exchanging with PV, Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Cuong, General Secretary of Vietnam Archaeological Association said that in the next 2 months, it will officially announce the results of the discovery of prehistoric human remains in the system. Cu Bluk volcanic cave system.
The 3rd cremation set is found
However, at present, he can confirm: The discovery of ancient human remains in volcanic caves in the Central Highlands is a great achievement of our country's ancient industry, an important discovery of Vietnamese scientist.
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The upper jaw number 3 - the first ancient human remains discovered in the Central Highlands
Remember, at the end of 2007, TS. La The Phuc in Vietnam Nature Museum, together with a local tour guide, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Tung, discovered a series of volcanic caves in Krong No district, Dak Nong province.
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Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Cuong exchanged with PV in C6-1
7 years later, a scientific topic of this discovery was officially deployed. That is the topic 'Research on the heritage value of caves, propose to build museums, preserve in the Central Highlands, take the example of volcanic caves in Krong No in Dak Nong province ', by the Museum of Vietnamese Nature South, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology presided over. Dr. La The Phuc is the project leader, Assoc. Nguyen Trung Minh is the vice chairman of the project.
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An extra set of remains was discovered
Because of the topic related to archeology, Director of Vietnam Museum of Nature - Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trung Minh invited some scientists of Vietnam Archaeological Association to participate.
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The archeology is extremely meticulous and hard
At C6-1, scientists found the first remains of a 4-year-old girl who was prehistorically buried in a sitting posture. Not far away, the other remains have signs of being reburied. The restoration process must be done very carefully, because the baby's limbs are like chopsticks.
The knuckles and toes are tiny like black beans. The skull was broken over 100 pieces. According to the latest C14 analysis results of the US and Russia, the tomb dates to 6,100 years ago.
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Sleepy tired of scientists aged 70, even nearly 80 right on the crater
By 2018, 3 Caves of human remains were found in C6-1 cave, and at least in the excavation pit, there were traces of 10 individuals, of which 5 were babies. born, 1 individual is a teenager and 4 individuals are adults.
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The skull fragments of the 4-year-old prehistoric girl were broken before being restored
Recent excavations in the dry season 2019 in C6-1 have discovered many new things, especially important to have completely unearthed 2 adult bones in the posture of a pillow - a formula characteristics of prehistoric people. It is accurate evidence to understand the ethnicity of the ancient people living in the Central Highlands, a question that has never been answered before.
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Archaeologists work hard in the dark cave, forget both age and rain
'We contacted to consult with a number of foreign scientists such as the US, China, Japan, Australia and Indonesia . they all said that they have never discovered the remains of ancient people in caves. volcano. Finding the prehistoric human remains in the volcanic cave is an unprecedented discovery in the world ' - Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Cuong said.
Photo 10 Revealing many prehistoric human remains in Southeast Asia's largest volcanic cave
There are many more hardships under these caves before the announcement of archaeological results