(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have unearthed over 300 tombs dating back some 4,500 years in central China‘s Henan province.
These finds are of great importance for the study of the burial system and the social structure of prehistoric China.
According to the Municipal Institute of Archeology of Luoyang, the complex of tombs located in Suyang Archaeological Site in Luoyang City covers an area of about 15,000 square meters, and all the tombs are rectangular earth pits.
“The group of tombs is very large, and traces of the transitional period from the Yangshao culture to the Longshan culture can be seen in its appearance.
It is extremely rare to see this in Zhongyuan, a region known as the central plain,” said Ren Guang, head of the Suyang site excavation project.
At the moment, archaeologists have unearthed nine tombs, they found the skeletons of 10 people. Some burials were looted in past eras.
Suyang Archaeological Site covers an area of more than 600,000 square meters. The Luoyang Municipal Institute of Archeology began excavations here in early 2021, and they are still ongoing.
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