Bắc Sơn culture

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Prehistoric and ancient cultures of Vietnam
Sơn Vi culture (20,000–12,000 BC)
Hoabinhian (12,000–10,000 BC)
Bắc Sơn culture (10,000–8,000 BC)
Quỳnh Văn culture (8,000–6,000 BC)
Đa Bút culture (4,000–3,000 BC)
Bronze Age
Phùng Nguyên culture (2,000–1,500 BC)
Đồng Đậu culture (1,500–1,000 BC)
Gò Mun culture (1,000–800 BC)
Đông Sơn culture (1,000 BC–100 AD)
Iron Age
Sa Huỳnh culture (1,000 BC–200 AD)
Óc Eo culture (1–630 AD)

The Bắc Sơn culture is the name given to a period of the Neolithic Age in Vietnam. The Bắc Sơn culture, also called the Bacsonian period, is often regarded as a variation of the Hoabinhian industry characterized by a higher frequency of edge-grounded cobble artifacts compared to earlier Hoabinhian artifacts.[1]


  1. ^ Rasmi Shoocongdej Forager mobility organization in seasonal tropical environments: 1996 "According to Ha Van Tan (1976, 1988, n.d.), the last stage of the "Hoabinhian" is the Bac Son culture, which is followed by the Da But culture. In general, the Bac Son is characterized by pebble tools, edge-ground axes and earthenware pottery."