land of free, formerly known as Siam which is the only country
in Southeast Asia never to have been colony.
Before human beings roamed the northeastern plateau, the region
was once home of dinosaur. In 1984, fossils from a plant-eating
dinosaur were found in Phu Wiang district, Khon Kean, and was
named Phuwianggosaurus Sirindhornae, while a more recent fossil
discovery unearthed the Siamotyrannus Isanensis, a fierce meat-eating
ancestor of the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex).
The most important archaeological discoveries confirming the
ancient people were made in the tiny village of Ban Chiang near
Udon Thani province, northeast of Thailand. Settlement began
about 5,600 years ago. Painted pottery, jewelry, bronze and
iron tools were found there. And others of historical sites
including cave paintings were found around Thailand.