Skip to comments.Myanmar finds more evidences on Bronze Age, Iron Age
Posted on 03/09/2009 7:14:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Recent excavations have found more evidences on both Bronze Age and Iron Age in Thazi township, central Mandalay division, Myanmar, proving that the country passed through both Bronze Age and Iron Age in the ancient time.
The Archaeology, Natural Museum and Libraries Department under the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the CNRC of France, excavated the areas around Ywagongyi village in the township for 20 days from Jan. 10 to 30, finding out the site where 44 bodies were buried along with two small bundles of bronze sheets, two iron objects, 14 stone beads of different colors, a fine stone weapon, two small earth-baked objects deemed to be round shuttles, and different earthen objects...
Of the fossilized bodies, two are complete sets and 20 fossils are assumed to be at middle age, 10 at early age, one at infant age and one shows over 40, the pelvis of which was badly damaged.
"The iron objects are excavated the same as that of Bronze Age and Iron Age found in Pyawbwe and Thazi townships. The two earth-baked objects are also called earth-baked beads which were excavated in large numbers especially in city states", the sources said, adding that five of the bodies are thought to be buried inside coffins of Bronze Age and Iron Age, which were found in Pyawbwe and Yamethin townships...
In June 2008, ancient artifacts on Bronze Age and Iron Age were also excavated in Kanthitgon village in the same Thazi township, proving the same transition of ages.
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Interesting that both bronze weapons and iron objects were found simultaneously in the same area, at the same time.
Dude, it's Myanmar... You are digging through last week's trash...
For instance, later in the article, it mentions how it was originally thought that Burma didn't have a Bronze Age, but went from Stone Age to Iron Age without that intermediate epoch.
I read that too, but I found much more interesting that they would choose bronze for weapons rather than iron. I will assume that iron would have been far more rare than bronze, but that is just a guess on my part.
It was an interesting article, but I would like to see pictures of the weapons they found.
Speaking of dumpster diving... imagine what archaeologists thousands of years from now are going to think about dumpsters. “These ancient people used large steel boxes as offering shrines to their gods, putting literally any type of item in them.”
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