Group of Neolithic graves discovered in northwest China

(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists from the Institute of Archeology of Shaanxi Province in northwest China have discovered a group of Neolithic burials.

According to him, the graves date back to the late period of the era of the East Asian Yangshao culture, which existed in the middle reaches of the Yellow River 5-7 thousand years ago.

In the Xianyang city area, archaeologists have found about 60 graves, in which, as established, persons who have reached the age of majority are buried.

In addition, in the area of ​​the ancient cemetery, scientists stumbled upon the remains of a ring-shaped ditch, the preserved part of which reaches a length of 1.2 km. Sherds of pottery were found in it.

The graves contained accessories made of bone, objects made of jade and ordinary stone. Chinese experts for the first time during excavations in this region stumbled upon bone devices resembling hairpins in shape.

According to the members of a group of archaeologists studying objects that were excavated from the ground in the area, the discovered burials are a valuable find that will better understand the specifics of the social structure in the Neolithic era in this part of China.


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