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Archaeology meeting digs up prehistoric findings

Updated: 2017-01-11

 
An archaeological meeting was held in Changsha to summarize the achievements and findings made in 2016 in Hunan province, on Jan 8.  

 

The prehistoric findings were the highlight of the meeting because they are considered as important evidence for researching prehistoric culture, especially from the Shijiahe period (2,500-2,000 BC).

 

Workers excavate historic relics at Yanglaqiu site of Chishan island in Yuanjiang, Hunan province. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Archaeologists explored an area of more than 3 million square meters and unearthed more than 10,000 cultural relics in 2016, according to the meeting.

 

The pottery figure, unearthed in Li County, Changde in 2016. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

Among the findings, archaeologists discovered relics confirmed to be from the Shijiahe period, which is known for its distinctive pottery made with local materials and crafted using particular techniques.

 

Ceramic portraits of men, birds and pigs were unearthed in Changsha and Changde. The relics will not only facilitate people's understanding of prehistoric cultures in the region, but also enrich local cultural resources.

 

Bird-shaped pottery is unearthed in Changde city and identified as relics from the Shijiahe period. [Photo/Changsha Evening News]

 

The meeting set out for archaeologists to undertake more research on the burials found at the basin of the Jinjiang River, a tributary of Xiangjiang River in Changsha.

 

Source: Changsha Evening News