Ancient poo unearths clues on Asian evolution

A discovery of what might be the earliest toilet in Southern Vietnam may reveal clues about how Southeast Asia evolved from a traditional hunter-gatherer society to a farming community.

More than 30 preserved faeces belonging to humans and dogs, containing fish and shattered animal bones, were found in the excavation of a 3,300 to 3,700 year old Neolithic village site of Rach Nui.

A detailed analysis of the faeces will provide information on both the diet of humans and dogs will indicate when the transformation to an agricultural community may have occurred.

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