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China's oldest grotto grave unearthed

China's oldest grotto grave unearthed
trefwoorden: 3e eeuw BCE - China - grot - oudste graf
A neolithic grotto grave was recently found in Nongshan Mountain of southwestern Guangxi Zhuang, unveiling the burial secrets of the Luoyue People, ancestors of China's largest ethnic group, Zhuang.
A Neolithic grotto grave was recently found in Nongshan Mountain of southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, unveiling the burial secrets of the Luoyue People, ancestors of China's largest ethnic group, the Zhuang.
Situated in the Xianhu town in Wuming county of Nanning city, the grave is older than three other unearthed earlier in the autonomous region, which only date back to the early years of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC).
From the 100-sq-m site, archeologists have excavated more than 80 archeological findings, including stone implements, pottery, jade and clam ware, a few skeletons and some fossils of pandas, elephants and rhinoceros.

Lees verder in: People Daily (24 juli 2003)