Sơn Vi 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 Sơn Vi culture is the name given to a culture of the late Palaeolithic and early Mesolithic Age in Vietnam.[1][2]

Sơn Vi (vi) itself is a village (xã) in Lâm Thao District, Phú Thọ Province. Sơn Vi is the official Chinese character tên chữ name of the village, it also has a demotic Vietnamese tên nôm name, kẻ Vây.[3]


  1. ^ Archaeology and culture in Southeast Asia: unraveling the Nusantao Page 25 Wilhelm Solheim, David Bulbeck, Ambika Flavel - 2006 We know from some later Hoabinhian sites, which developed out of the Son Vi Culture, that coastal adaptation was one of the ecological niches occupied by the Hoabinhian people.
  2. ^ The Birth of Vietnam - Page 312 Keith Weller Taylor - 1991 "They consider the newly discovered Son-vi culture to belong to the late Paleolithic Age and early Mesolithic Age, Hoa-binh to be a Mesolithic culture, and Bac-son to be an early Neolithic culture. According to carbon- 14 tests, the transition ..."
  3. ^ Phó Giáo sư Lê Trung Vũ - Lễ hội Việt Nam - Page 263 "Tên chữ của làng là Sơn Vi, nghĩa là vân núi, tên nôm là kẻ Vây, đọc trại thành kẻ Vầy, nên tục ngữ có câu: ..."