China: Discovering traces of an ancient village more than 3,000 years old

Shang Dynasty vases (circa 1600 BC-1046 BC) excavated from the Gucheng Village Ruins in Yunnan Province (Image: Globaltimes)

Chinese archaeologists have discovered traces of a village dating back more than 3,000 years in Hebei province, northern China.

This village has an area of ​​​​about 220,000m2, located at the current location of Trieu Dieu village of Vu An city.

According to experts, the aforementioned village was built during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC).

Here, archaeologists found ruins of transport routes, moats, tunnels, water pipes, pottery kilns and rows of houses. They also unearthed pottery, hairpins carved from bones and pieces of turtle shells used for divination.

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In addition, in each house of this village there is a heating system, believed to be the prototype of the baked brick sleeping platforms, which can help warm the user – a traditional Chinese product.

The vestiges of the aforementioned village were discovered by archaeologists during excavations at Archaeological sites Trieu Dieu in the period from 2020-2022.

According to Wei Shuguang, Head of the Department of Archaeological Research of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties at the Institute of Archeology and Cultural Relics in Hebei Province, the village may have once been the capital of a tribe or kingdom. at that time.

Mr. Wei Thu Quang said the heating system can help researchers understand the changes in the environment during the Shang Dynasty, as well as the measures adopted by people in the North. China done at that time to help keep the body warm.

Thanh Phuong (VNA/Vietnam+)

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2023-06-02 15:05:59