A street in Hoa Binh city, Hoa Binh province, has been named after Madeleine Colani (1866-1943), a French archaeologist who discovered and named the Hoabinhian Culture. The street, 450m long and 35m wide, stretches from a roundabout at the intersection of Hoa Binh Square to the point adjacent to Quynh Lam Ward’s QH8 Street in Hoa Binh city. The naming of the street to mark the 90th anniversary of the world recognition of Hoabinhian (1932-2022) and to honor the female scientist.
Chairman of People’s Committee of the city Bui Quang Diep said the event aimed at popularizing and honoring Colani’s contributions and the stone-age culture’s unique archaeological and cultural values.
Such honor will contribute to arousing patriotism in the local ethnic groups and educating the younger generation on traditions, he stated.
A statue of the archaeologist was also inaugurated on the occasion.
The Hoabinhian Culture lasted from about 13,000 to 5,000 or 4,000 BCE. It provides archaeologists, scientists, and anthropologists with scientific data on the biological shaping process of modern humans, regarding livelihood and social organization.