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Ban Prasat Archaeological Site

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  • gate [ Location ]
    About 45 km from Korat city. It is located at Amphoe Nong Sung.
    On the highway No.2 leading to Phimai for 45 km. turn left for 2 km.
    There is a big gate on the entrance from Highway.
    [ Outline ]
    The information center is right in front of the sight.
    There is a map of Archaeological Site on the left hand side of this center.
    There are altogether three excavation pits.
    There is no manager, and visitors can go into pits at will.
    According to the exploration by the Division of Archaeology back in 1977,
    Ban Prasat is an enclosed site of irregular shape with surrounding moat and mound measuring 700*450 meters.
    The area slopes southward with its highest point rising some 4 meters from the surrounding rice fields.
    The site is believed to be an agricultural community of prehistoric period in the southern Northeast with its own typical civilization differing from that of Ban Chiang, Udon Thani Province, which dated back some 500-1,000 years younger.
    Many things of the different period are excavated from the excavation pits.
    pit1 ban
    1)The depth of 3.5-4.5 meters
    Prehistoric period
    (about 3,000 years ago)

    There are lie human skeletons and various kinds of artifacts.

    Main discoveries:
    *An ancient weapon shaped like "chakra".
    *A discus made of white marble-like stone.
    *Huge animal bones.
    *Ornaments made of animal bones and shells.
    *An ancient axe-like weapon.
    2)The depth of 2.3-3.0 meters
    Dvaravati period
    (1,600-1,800 years ago)

    Main discoveries:
    *Ancient bronze weapons such as a sharp lance-like weapon.
    *Stone beads of many strange colors.
    *Red and black painted pottery with incised decorations.
    *Golden wrist and ankle bracelets.
    3)The depth of 1.5-2.0 meters
    (600 years ago up to now)

    Main discoveries:
    *A kiln
    *Color glazed pottery of mixed Khmer and modern styles.
    *Containers similar to these of modern times.
    *Swords and weapons like those of contemporary period.
    the excavation pit No.2
    the excavation pit No.3
    Some vessels are excavated from the excavation pit No.2.

    Some vessels and skeletons are excavated from the excavation pit No.3.

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