Shanxi announces latest discoveries at 4,000-year-old relic site


The Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeological Research recently announced its latest discoveries at an approximately-4,000-year-old relic site in North China's Shanxi province. 

The relic site covers an area of 50,000 square meters in the northwest of Tianchiwan village in Pianguan county.

From March to July in 2020, the institute carried out archeological excavation covering an area of 1,375 sq m, during which four semi-cave houses, 21 ash pits and one pottery kiln were unearthed. 

According to unearthed cultural relics, the site was home to a civilization which was active on the east bank of the Yellow River about 4,750 years ago.