Stockaded village dating back 4,500 years unearthed in north China
TAIYUAN, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists have found a small stockaded village dating back roughly 4,500 years in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said.
The village is located at the Tianfengping relics site in the city of Xinzhou. It covers some 30,000 square meters 1 km west of the Yellow River.
From October 2019 to August 2020, archaeologists excavated about 1,000 square meters of the relics site and uncovered roughly 20 houses, 30 pits and two tombs.
Zhang Guanghui with the Shanxi provincial institute of archaeology said the excavation area has undergone repeated construction, abandonment, reconstruction and re-abandonment, and the current site contains housing from multiple stages. The site dates back to no later than 2500 B.C.
Zhang said the most significant feature of this find is that it has more than 10 relatively complete houses both on platform mounds and on level land, mostly stone structures, including connected and single-room houses. Enditem