Original paper

Unique burial practice by ancient cavemen of the Hoa Binh civilization in Vietnam

Nguyen, Lan Cuong

Abstract

The discovery of a female skeleton is reported,which can be ascribed to the Hoa Binh civilization,existing about 10,000 years before now. The most remarkable fact concerning this finding is the existence of seashells(Cyprea arabica),which were found in the eye sockets. The reasons for this in Southeast Asia so far unique burial practice are discussed.

Keywords

Unique burial practiceancient cavemenHoa Binh civilizationVietnam