(HBO) – The organising board of a workshop marking 90 years since the world’s recognition of the Hoa Binh Civilisation held a tour of some typical archaeological sites of this civilisation on November 22. Participants included officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the ministry’s Cultural Heritage Department, the Institute of Archaeology, the Vietnam Archaeological Association, and domestic and foreign scientists. Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Toan, officials of some departments and sectors, and representatives of the Lac Son district People’s Committee also joined the delegation.
The delegation visits the Vanh Village stone shelter,
a relic site in Yen Phu commune of Lac Son district.
The delegation visited the Trai Hamlet cave in
Tan Lap commune and the Vanh Village stone shelter in Yen Phu commune, which
are typical archaeological sites of the Hoa Binh Civilisation. The Trai Hamlet
cave, discovered in 1975, has been excavated and studied for many years.
Research findings show that it dates back to the Hoa Binh Civilisation in the
Stone Age. In 2001, it was recognised as a national archaeological site.
Scientists found entrances to the cave in 2004 and 2008. Aside from stone tools
and food vestiges typical for the Hoa Binh Civilisation, many beautifully
decorated ceramic pieces and sharpened axes dating back 3,500 - 3,200 years
have also been unearthed at this cave.
Meanwhile, the Vanh Village stone shelter was
found by French archaeologist M. Colani in 1929 during an archaeological survey
of the southern limestone mountain area of Hoa Binh province. As many as 951
objects were collected there. In addition to hewn tools, a large number of
sharpened tools and stone bracelets were also discovered. According to the
study results announced in 1930, this relic site dates back about 17,000 -
8,000 years and belongs to the Hoa Binh Civilisation. Therefore, it was
classified as a site of the middle period of the civilisation.
During the tour, Dr. Nguyen Viet, Director of
the Centre for Prehistoric Southeast Asian Studies, updated participants on the
2022 excavation, which has given a further insight into the Hoa Binh
Civilisation. The latest research efforts revealed that this civilisation was
much older and more diverse than what have been known so far. Given this, more
interesting findings are expected in the future./.
(HBO) – A bamboo weaving competition took place on January 29 (the eighth day of the lunar new year), as part of the 2023 Khai ha (going down to the field) festival, the biggest traditional folk event of the Muong ethnic group in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh is a land of a long-lasting history and culture associated with the national construction and defence. It houses six main ethnic groups – namely Muong, Kinh, Thai, Tay, Dao, and Mong, of which the Muong account for more than 63% of the population.
(HBO) - Through many ups and downs of history, Khai ha (going down to the field) festival has been preserved by the Muong ethnic group in Hoa Binh province, becoming their indispensable cultural and religious activity every spring. joining the festival, locals wish for a peaceful and prosperous life.
(HBO) – No matter how big or small, each cultural event in the ancient land of Muong Bi (Tan Lac district) is always organised in a thoughtfully and professional way.
(HBO) - In the morning of January 27, within the framework of the activities before the opening ceremony of Kha Ha fesstival Muong ethnic minority in Hoa Binh province, a ritual of Mo worshiping the Land and the Earth takes place; competing in the qualifying round of folk games, ethnic sports and Sec Bua contest of 16 communes at the stadium of Phong Phu commune and the cultural house of Luy Ai hamlet, Phong Phu commune (Tan Lac).
(HBO) – Mo Muong is a kind of heritage holding the special cultural essence of the Muong ethnic people. To seek the world heritage title for Mo Muong, it needs to be assessed in comparison with the Muong ethnic culture and similar heritage types in the world so as to highlight its unique values.