Ru Diep and the Quynh Van culture of central Vietnam

Lam, Thi My Dzung, Nguyen, Thi Thuy, Tran, Thi Kim Quy, Bellwood, Peter, Higham, Charles, Petchey, Fiona, Grono, Elle, Nguyen, Chieu, and Piper, Philip J. (2020) Ru Diep and the Quynh Van culture of central Vietnam. Archaeological Research in Asia, 22. 100190.

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Abstract

Excavations in 2015 at the site of Ru Diep in north-central Vietnam (Ha Tinh Province) raise significant questions about the transition into the Neolithic in this region, more than 5000 years ago. The material culture from the site reveals a mixture of both pre-Neolithic (Quynh Van culture) and Neolithic elements, in a shell mound context. The C14 dates for the site suggest that the surviving layers were deposited between outer limits of 3200 and 2900 cal. BC, but Bayesian analysis indicates a likely accumulation in less than 50 years. This date is almost one millennium older than expected for Neolithic-related materials in north-central Vietnam.

Item ID: 67190
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2352-2275
Keywords: Foragers, Hunter-gatherer archaeology, Neolithic transition, Quynh Van, Shell mound archaeology, Vietnam
Copyright Information: © 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP140100384, RSNZ Marsden Grant (UOO022)
Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 06:20
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430102 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 100%
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