China releases top 10 archaeological findings for 2008
|First Place: Ancient ruins in Yangguanzhai, which may have been a primitive town five to six thousand years ago.
The “Top 10 New Archaeological Findings for 2008” sponsored by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage was released in Beijing on March 31.
Ancient painted pottery basin with lizard patterns excavated in Yangguanzhai.
Since the "Top 10 New Archaeological Findings in China" appraisal was started in 1991, it has been held 19 times and has become a major event in China's archaeological community that attracts attention from home and abroad. It represents the highest standards in the academic field of archaeology.
Pottery pieces with painted vermillion faces excavated in Yangguanzhai.
The new findings are: ancient ruins in Yangguanzhai in Gaolin County of Shaanxi Province; burial grounds of Qijia Culture in Mogou, Lintan County of Gansu Province; archaeological salt-making sites at the Shuangwangcheng reservoir in Shouguang, Shandong Province; Zhougong Temple ruins in Qishan County, Shaanxi Province; ruins at Haimenkou in Jianchuan County, Yunnan Province; Niangniangzhai ruins in Xingyang, Henan Province; ruins of the capital city of King Helu of the Wu Kingdom in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province; No. 1 burial grounds during the Spring and Autumn period at Shuangdun Village in Bengbu, Anhui Province; site of a cemetery in Huzhuang Village of Xinzheng, Henan Province; and ancient ruins of a street in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, dating back to the Tang and Song dynasties.
By People's Daily Online
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