Two prehistoric villages found in Mongolia

Published on August 31st, 2010 | by Admin

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The remains of two 5,000-year-old villages have been found in Mongolia.

he archaeologistsin north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region found the ruins in Hamin’aile Village, of Horqin Left-wing Middle Banner (County).

The remains were identified in the spring as possibly originating from Hongshan Culture, dating back 5,000 years, said Ji Ping, a researcher at the Institute of Cultural and Historical Relics and Archaeology of Inner Mongolia.

About 1,200 square meters had been excavated out of an estimated 200,000 square meters, and homes and tombs had been discovered, said Ji, reports Xinhua.Pitted earthenware, such as jars and pots, were also found, which was the first time that have been unearthed in the prehistoric ruins in northeast China,” he said.

“We have also found bones of deer and rodent animals, on which we suppose they lived by hunting,” he added.

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