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21 December 2017
Neolithic granary found in Eastern China

A huge pile of carbonized unhusked rice dating back 5,000 years was found at the Neolithic site of Liangzhu City in Eastern China's Zhejiang Province.
     The pile was about 60 cm thick and covered about 5,000 square meters, the Provincial Institute of Archaeology reported, and the pile stored about 100,000 kg of carbonized rice.
     Liu Bin, head of the Zhejiang Provincial Institute, said grain storage was an important symbol of city, suggesting that the people of Liangzhu had developed a system of paddy agriculture
     The ancient city of Liangzhu was discovered in 2007 in Hangzhou's Yuhang District. In 2015, archaeologists found a large water project while excavating the Neolithic remains of the city. It is believed to be the world's earliest water conservation system.

Edited drom Xinhua.net (20 December 2017)

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