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Rach Nui: Ground stone technology in coastal Neolithic settlements of southern Vietnam

Frieman, Catherine; Piper, Philip; Nguyen, Khanh Trung Kien; Tran, Thi Kim Quy; Oxenham, Marc


The discovery of a small portable grinding stone at Rach Nui in southern Vietnam provides significant new insights into regional Neolithic trade networks and ground stone technologies. Previous research held that the manufacture of stone tools took place near stone sources in the interior, along the Dong Nai and Be River basins, but the Rach Nui grinding stone comes from a Neolithic site in the Mekong Delta, approximately 80km to the south-east. This suggests that some manufacturing occurred...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2017.71


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