|21 May 2003
Prehistoric discoveries in China
Archeologist working at the Yuezhuang site dating back to the Neolithic Age in Jinan, east China's Shangdong Province, found a number of relics dated from the Neolithic Age (including a spin wheel) and Ming and Qing dynasties. These findings have been unearthed at the site since March of 2003. Among them, the most interesting are a series of vessels of the Tang and Song dynasties.
In the Northern part of the country, four ancient tombs dating back more than 2,000 years have been excavated at Mao'erling hill in Shanxi Province. A series of funerary objects, including bronze, pottery and jade articles have been unearthed, and, according to archaeologists, the objects can be traced to the Warring States period (475-221 BCE).
Sources: Xinhua News Agency (15 May 2003), People's Daily (18 May 2003)
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