Chinese archaeologists discover ruins of 7,000 year-old Neolithic settlement

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Archaeologists in China have unearthed the remains of an ancient Neolithic settlement dating back over 7,000 years in Anyang City. This discovery offers valuable information about the way of life of prehistoric ancestors.

The Anyang City Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology reports that the site, located in Balizhuang Village, spans approximately 27,000 square meters in an elliptical shape measuring 230 meters in width and 150 meters in length, Xinhua News reported.

The middle Neolithic period is estimated to be the era of the Balizhuang Village site, with carbon-14 dating results suggesting it dates back to approximately 7,800 to 7,400 years ago.

The Peiligang culture, which dates back around 8,000 years and is one of the earliest village ruins in China, has been linked to the Balizhuang Village site, as reported by Xinhua News.

This connection provides crucial evidence for studying the emergence and evolution of agriculture, pottery making, the textile industry, and even ancient alcohol production techniques.

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