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Large Number of Cultural Relics Discovered in Southwest China

Xinhuanet 2002-01-28 11:21:46
   KUNMING, January 28 (Xinhuanet) -- More than 500 ancient cultural
relics have recently been excavated in Longling County in
southwest China's Yunnan Province.
   The relics include a wide variety of stoneware, especially
stone axes of different shapes, and examples of pottery such as
pots, bowls and basins.
   The relics can be dated back to the Xia and Shang dynasties (
approximately 21st-11th century BC) and will be of great help for
research into the history of the Chinese nation, according to
   Some relics of the two dynasties were buried in the same layer,
indicating that Chinese tribes had lived there thousands of years
ago, archeologists have said.  Enditem
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