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Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

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Discovered by accident by Stephen Young in 1966, Ban Chiang is "one of the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-east Asia".

The site is best known for the beautiful pottery the ancient villagers made, but there are many more types of artefacts that came from this remarkable site. After two field seasons, archaeologists had recovered literally tons of material to be analysed. This material included pottery, metal, stone, soil, charcoal, animal bone, and human skeletons. Some of these materials have been thoroughly analysed, such as the crucibles, others, such as the rollers, contain mysteries still unsolved.

on this subject: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

Place/Country: Thailand
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
Rights/Droits: NHK; UNESCO TV

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