Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

Postcards from archaeological places aren't always that pretty, this one is just a jar, but I totally understand the importance of these artifacts and I'm happy to have it in my collection!

Pottery from Ban Chiang 
This postcard was sent by Dozchan

Ban Chiang (Thaiแหล่งโบราณคดี บ้านเชียง) is an archeological site in Nong Han DistrictUdon Thani ProvinceThailand. It has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1992. Discovered in 1966, the site attracted enormous publicity due to its attractive red painted pottery.

During the first formal scientific excavation in 1967, several skeletons, together with bronze grave gifts, were unearthed. Rice fragments have also been found, leading to the belief that the Bronze Age settlers were probably farmers. The site's oldest graves do not include bronze artifacts and are therefore from a Neolithic culture; the most recent graves date to the Iron Age. Pots and sherds from the site are now found in museums across the world, including the Museum für Indische Kunst in Berlin and the British Museum in London. - in: wikipedia

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