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  • Ban Chang pottery
    It is generally accepted that the world's oldest Bronze Age civilization flourished in I-san more than 5,000 years ago. Excavations at the hamlet of Ban Chiang, some 50 kilometers east of Udon Thani, have unearthed ancient burial mounds in which distinctive fingerprint whorl pottery and ceramic jewelry were discovered. A nearby museum exhibits some of the major artifacts discovered in the area.
    Rock paintings believed to be some 3,000 to 4,000 years old can be seen at Pha Taem, a cliff beside the Mekong River in Ubon Ratchathani province. The paintings depict wildlife, and hunting scenes, and the gigantic catfish, "plabuek" , which inhabits the Mekong River until the present day.

    Other rock paintings dating back some 3,000 years can be seen in Ubon Thani province's Phu Phra Bat Historical Park.

    cliff painting at Pha Taem

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