June 02, 2006:

[achtung! kunst] *archaeology* : Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2005 unveiled

X-post from Tim 't Hart's EastAsianArch list.
With kind permission.


Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2005 unveiled

www.chinaview.cn 2006-05-11 12:52:01

BEIJING, May 11 -- The Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2005 were
announced to the public Tuesday night in Beijing by the Chinese Society
of Archaeology, with more than half from outside the Yellow River
Valley, considered the cradle of Chinese civilization.

Top 10 ancient sites

1. Xiaohuangshan Relics, Zhejiang Province, Neolithic culture

2. Gaomiao Relics, Hunan Province, pottery for sacrifices

3. Zhongshui Relics, Guizhou Province, prehistoric tombs

4. Liuzhuang Relics, Henan Province, Neolithic culture

5. Maoernongshan Relics, Fujian Province, kiln group from the Shang
Dynasty (1600-1100 B.C.)

6. Hengshui Relics, Shanxi Province, cemetery decoration in the Western
Zhou Dynasty (1100-771 B.C.)

7. Liangdaicun Relics, Shaanxi Province, graveyard for nobles in the
Zhou Dynasty (1100-221 B.C.)

8. Jurong and Jintan Relics, Jiangsu Province, mound graveyards in the
Zhou Dynasty (1100-221 B.C.)

9. Huangyangzhuang Relics, Henan Province, courtyards from the Han
Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220)

10. Datong Relics, Shanxi Province, tomb mural in the Northern Wei
Dynasty (A.D. 386-534)

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with kind regards,

Matthias Arnold (Art-Eastasia list)



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