Early Iron Age site discovered in China's Jilin
CHANGCHUN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have found an early Iron Age site in northeast China's Jilin Province, according to the provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology.
The archaeologists have carried out excavations covering an area of 1,420 square meters this year at the site, which is located in the west of Helong Village, Yanji City.
They discovered more than 10 housing sites and over 500 pieces of relics including pottery, stoneware and iron pipes. The housing sites, most of which are square-shaped with round or oval edges, are between three and five meters long and between two and three meters wide.
The discovery provided important materials for the study of the production and lifestyle of residents in eastern Jilin in prehistoric times, as well as the study of the iron age culture in the region, according to the archaeologists. Enditem