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Prehistoric Art In Thailand

Prehistoric Settlements in North Thailand

  • There is evidence of settlement in Northern Thailand 500,000 to 100,000 years ago by hunters and gathers. Tools made of river stones have been found. From 30,000 to 7,500 prehistoric people there made tools and from 5000 to 3000 made more sophisticated tools and settled in villages, undertook agriculture and made pottery. Bronze and iron tools appeared 2,500 to 1,500 years ago.
  • Evidence of these things have been found at sites in Lamphun and Chiang Mai Provinces.
  • Interesting archaeological sites have been, (1) Ban Yang Thong Tai Site located in Doi Saket district about 10 kilometers north of Chiang Mai City, (2) Ob Luang Site within the Ob Luang National Park in Hot and Chom Thong districts of Chiang Mai Provinceand the (3) Ban Wang Hai Site located 1.5 kilometers south of Wiang Yong in Lamphun Province.

Prehistoric Rock Painting, Pha Taem Thailand

Prehistoric Settlements in North East Thailand

  • There are numerous locations and diggings in North East Thailand of the hunters and gathers and later the Neolithic settlements. The best location is at Ban Chiang east of Udon Thani (1 hour drive). This is a recommended tourist location of interest. The region is also famous for its Bronze Age sites.

Prehistoric pottery design from Ban Chiang Northeast Thailand