6,000-year-old Neolithic site discovered in North China
Published: Nov 07, 2022 09:17 PM
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Chinese archeologists have found a Neolithic site dating back to more than 6,000 years ago in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the local authority announced, and the site was confirmed as belonging to Yangshao Culture, based on the relics found like stone tools and fragments of pottery.

The site was discovered in Qahar Right Wing Middle Banner in Inner Mongolia, according to the culture and tourism bureau of the city of Ulanqab. Previously, local residents just saw an area of wasteland, with little grass and scattered with strangely shaped stone tools, Xinhua reported. 

The archaeologists discovered that there were a large number of stone tools such as stone knives on the site's surface, some of which were relatively complete in shape, as well as some fragments of shells and pottery.

These new discoveries provide a wealth of archaeological materials for the study of the distribution of the cultural remains of the Neolithic Age in the central region of Inner Mongolia and they will help with the exploration of different types of Yangshao Culture, experts noted.

The Yangshao Culture existed extensively along the middle reaches of the Yellow River in China from around 5,000 BC to 3,000 BC.