Vietnamese and French archaeologists have discovered a palaeontological site
dating back from over 100,000 years ago in Da Den Cave in the northern
mountainous province of Tuyen Quang.
Quan Van Dung, Director of the Tuyen Quang Museum, said that the scientists have found hundreds of artefacts, including bones and teeth of pigs, long-tailed macaques, rhinoceros, deer, orang-utans and other animals.
The archaeologists have also found fossil vestiges of Cobosafia anthropoid, proving the existence of human beings in Tuyen Quang province since the dawn of mankind’s history, he added.
Dung said that the Tuyen Quang Museum is building plans to protect the relic site and coordinating with domestic and foreign scientists to continue excavating in the coming time.
In Tuyen Quang province, archaeologists have so far discovered thousands of artefacts in nearly 10 sites home to primitive man. The palaeontological site in Da Den Cave houses the most artefacts in the province.