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Huangjiatai ruins listed as Zhejiang's top 10 findings in 2021

Updated : 2021-12-28 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A worker at the Huangjiatai ruins in Shengsi county. [Photo by Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology for chinadaily.com.cn]

Huangjiatai ruins in Shengsi county, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province have been listed among the top 10 archaeological findings in the province in 2021, according to Zhoushan Institute of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

From October last year to the beginning of this year, staff members from the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Zhoushan Institute of Historic Preservation and Archaeology conducted archaeological digs on the ruins and discovered that the site is a sand dune ruins from the Liangzhu Culture period, which dates back between 4,500 to 4,800 years.

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Cultural relics unearthed from the Huangjiatai ruins in Shengsi county. [Photo by Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology for chinadaily.com.cn]

Huangjiatai is the first sand dune ruins discovered in Zhejiang and it brings the history of human settlement and island development on Shengsi Island back 5,000 years.