Many new discoveries and research results in archeology

Wednesday, 01/12/2021 18:30
On November 30, in the northern province of Ninh Binh, the Institute of Archeology under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences coordinated with Ninh Binh provincial Department of Culture and Sports to organize the 56th Archaeological Announcement Conference 2021 both in-person and virtual forms.

The conference in Ninh Binh province (

The event drew the participation of a large number of scientists in the fields of archeology, anthropology, geology, museology and heritage; specialized scientists throughout the country and nearly 400 delegates from relevant agencies, central and local organizations.

It offered a chance for archaeologists and related researchers to exchange information on new discoveries and academic debates, opening up opportunities for cooperation in research, conservation and promotion of value of national cultural heritages.

Despite facing many difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, archaeological activities still took place lively across the country with new diverse and valuable discoveries and research results, said Nguyen Duc Minh, Vice chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).

These findings have contributed to improving understanding of the origin and evolution of humans as well as the cultural layers and socio-political institutions in history, affirming the values of cultures and civilisations of Dai Viet (Great Viet) in association with glorious victories against foreign invaders to defend the independence of the nation.

Outstanding findings announced at this conference include the discovery of relics that demonstrate the evolution of humans and cultural artifacts of prehistoric people in the provinces of Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Son La, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Excavations and studies are being conducted at Kinh Thien Palace (Hanoi), Ho Dynasty Citadel (Thanh Hoa) and Yen Tu relic site (Quang Ninh and Bac Giang).

The highlight of the archaeology activities during the past year is the continued excavation of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital relic site in Ninh Binh province with new discoveries that contribute to clarifying the palace architecture and cultural identity of the Dinh - Le dynasties in the national history./.