The Ban Chieng artifacts are displayed in the second and the third floor of the Chumbhot-Pantip Centre of Arts building. The main objective of the exhibition is to enhance the knowledge and understandings in the cultural heritages of the Ban Chiang communities. These include painted pottery, the cord-marked pottery, bronze axe, bronze spearhead, bronze necklace, precious stone bracelet and glass beads.

Its Significance
         The Ban Chieng cultural heritage reveals a 4000-year social development and technological progress of a prehistoric agricultural communities (between 3600 BC to 200 AD) from the Neolithic culture to the Bronze and Iron ages. It can be considered a prehistoric culture with continuity that yields exhaustive information on Southeast Asia.
Human skeletons, ornaments, and utensils found in burial sites reveal stages of complex development custom, belief, and social structure.
Remains of animal bones and plant seeds, especially rice, are indication of the way of life and agricultural advancement.
        Pottery and iron tools as well as bronze, iron and glass ornaments denote the technological advancement as well as the existance of , trading networks and cultural exchange with distant communities. The continuity of the Ban Chieng Culture resulted from the inhabitants' ability to adapt to their environment-the wetlands and the forest surrounding them. Utilization and adaptation of the environment made this one of the most ancient sites for rice cultivation. Technology and metallurgy as well as the craft of making bronze and iron metallury here advanced to such a degree that Ban Chiang rivals other archeological sites in the world.
        Most importantly the Ban Chieng Cultural Heritage has provided new information on one aspect of human's development in the past-the widespread use of metallurgical technology in prehistoric agricultural communities in the Northeast of Thailand as early as 4000 years ago.




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