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Evidence of human activity from 10,000 years ago found in Shaanxi
www.chinaview.cn 2006-03-18 14:54:28

    YAN'AN, Shaanxi, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archaeologists have uncovered evidence of human activity dating back at least 10,000 years, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    The site is located at Longwangchan village of Yichuan, a county in the north of the province. Archaeologists have unearthed more than 5,000 pieces of stone works and some animal skeletons.

    Evidence of soil burning was also found at the site, said an expert with the Shaanxi Provincial Archeology Research Institute.

    According to the processing skills of the stone works, the sitedates back 10,000 to 20,000 years, the expert said.

    The relics unearthed assist the study of the origins of ancientagriculture in north China, according to the expert. Enditem

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