Archaeologists Find Ancient Village Site, Tomb in Chinese Fujian’s island

Beijing, An archaeological team from the History Department of the University of Xiamen discovered a village site and a tomb in Pingtan Island, Fujian Province in southeastern China.

The Archaeological Group said in a statement that it began excavation in Pingtan in September and unearthed a Chinese tomb dating back to about 1500 years to the Southern Imperial Dynasty (420-589) as well as buried bodies, well preserved and clear patterns on the bricks of the tomb.

They added that they discovered another village site dating back to more than 3,000 years to the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600-256 BC) in the village of Shangban in Pingtan, where a well and relics were found on the site, including stoneware, pottery and house sites.

The archaeological group affirmed that the new discoveries are very important because they provide new materials archaeology on islands in China, as well as their importance to understanding local history, migration and culture.

Source: Oman News Agency