04-11-2007 10:31

An archeological find last year suggests Shenzhen, the city spearheading China's modernization, could also be the root of civilization in southern China. Relics excavated from a neolithic site near Shenzhen reveal human beings were there over 6,000 years ago.

This discovery was one of the top ten Chinese Archeological Achievements in 2006.

The Xiantouling Remains, located in Longgang District of Shenzhen, is one of the earliest and largest neolithic sites in Southern China. The large quantity of artifacts unearthed are of high quality and workmanship.

All this points to Shenzhen being an important center six thousand years ago in the region which today includes Guangdong province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hong Kong as well as Macao.

In central China's Henan Province, a burial compound dating back to the Han Dynasty some two thousand years ago, has come to light. Fifty tombs have been discovered so far.

Despite the ravages of thieves, there are a great deal of objects left, that are thought to be vital to historical research.


Editor:Liu Fang