An excavation site on Dong Dau hill (Photo: VNA)
A large number of artifacts dating back about 3,000 - 3,800 years belonging to the Metal Age have been unearthed during excavations at Dong Dau hill relic site in Hanoi’s Ba Vi outlying district, the Museum of Hanoi announced on March 13.
Although the excavated area is not large, archaeologists have found a diverse set of artifacts made from stone and bronze.
The stone objects include production tools such as axes, hammers, chisels, and jewelry.
Archaeologists have also unearthed around 5,000 pieces of pottery belonging to Phung Nguyen, Dong Dau, and Go Mun civilizations.
Dong Dau hill site is one of the important archaeological relic sites in Hanoi, making an important contribution to proving the presence, settlement, and development of the Metal Age in Hanoi.
At present, most of the archaeological relic sites of the Metal Age in Hanoi have disappeared due to the process of urbanization. The remainder of the sites includes Vuon Chuoi, Go Hen, and Dong Dau hill.