China Cultural, Archaeological News in Brief: Prehistoric ruins found in north China

19:43, September 28, 2010      

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The following are some Chinese cultural and archaeological news items in brief:

PREHISTORIC RUINS FOUND IN INNER MONGOLIA

Archaeologists have confirmed ruins discovered in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region date back 40,000 to 50,000 years, to the late Paleolithic Period.

The ruins were discovered in May when an amateur archaeologist unearthed some stoneware and animal bones at a construction site in Kangbashi Development Zone, Erdos City, Wang Dafang, an official with the cultural relics section of the region's Department of Culture, said Monday.

Archaeologists have excavated one square kilometer since then, discovering more stoneware, animal bones and fossils.

The stoneware, similar to those of Europe of the same period, is precious evidence of the cultural exchange between East and West, said Huang Weiwen, a researcher with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Huang said the fossils of ancient animals uncovered, such as the woolly rhinoceros, are important for the study of geological change in northern Asia.

ANCIENT CITY WALL DISCOVERED IN SOUTH CHINA'S ISLAND PROVINCE

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a 50-meter-long city wall from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) on southern China's island province of Hainan.

The adobe wall, discovered in August in Yacheng Town, Sanya City, is believed to be the wall of Yazhou City, China's southern-most city more than 2,000 years ago, Dr. Liu Chang of the Archaeology Study Center of the South China Sea at Sun Yat-sen University said Monday.

The discovery has proved the existence of adobe city walls in Song Dynasty as described in historical records, said He Qingguo of the city's cultural relics protection department.

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOCUS ON BEIJING

The Beijing Municipal Government has invited 10 photographers from the United States, Germany, France, Serbia and Japan to take part in a photography project to present vivid images of the Chinese capital to the outside world.

The "World Photographers Focusing on Beijing" project started on Sept. 27., and the photographers will capture the history, scenery and people of Beijing during the eight-day event, the city government's press office said.

The annual event was first held in 1999. After the shooting this year, organizers will select the 80 best photographs of the event's past ten years. The works will then tour cities in China, Canada, Italy, Japan and other countries as part of the "Beijing Impression" exhibition.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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