Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

The Ban Chiang Archaeological Site is a large, prehistoric earthen mound located in an agricultural area in the Ban Chiang Sub-district of Nong Han District of Udon Thani Province in northeast Thailand. It is an oval-shaped mound formed by human habitation 500 meters x 1,350 meters and 8 meters high. The present population continues to live on the mound raised above the surrounding rice paddy fields near natural water sources. The population density of the area remains low and the area is still in use for traditional rice farming and livestock rearing. Ban Chiang is considered the most important prehistoric settlement so far discovered in South-East Asia. It marks an important stage in human cultural, social and technological evolution. The site presents the earliest evidence of farming in the region and of the manufacture and use of metals. [Source: UNESCO]


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