Đa Bút culture

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The Đa Bút culture (5000-1000 BC) is the name given to a period of the early Neolithic Age in Vietnam, after the name of the site in Vĩnh Lộc district. The Đa Bút site was excavated in the 1930s by fr:Étienne Patte, and is a neolithic cemetery distinguished by shell middens.[1][2] The site has recently been carbon-dated to 5000 BC. The people at the site were hunter-gatherers, and fishermen, with evidence of farming both of livestock and paddy rice. Other studies have given the site a slightly later date and found no evidence of food production.


  1. ^ THE DA BUT CULTURE: EVIDENCE FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN. VIETNAM DURING THE MIDDLE HOLOCENE. Nguyen Viet. Center for Southeast Asian Prehistory, 96/203 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam. ABSTRACT 2007
  2. ^ Marc Oxenham, Hirofumi Matsumura, Dung Kim Nguyen - Màn Bạc: The Excavation of a Neolithic Site in Northern Vietnam Page 128 2011 "Using this system to characterise the Da But in Vietnam would lead to it being labelled the Early Phase of the Late neolithic. Man Bac (as part of the Phung Nguyen) would become the Terminal neolithic, even though the Phung Nguyen ..."

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Two Layer hypothesis