Detects traces of a village dating back more than 3,000 years in North China
According to experts, the village was built during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). Here, archaeologists found the ruins of transportation routes, ditches, tunnels, water pipes, pottery kilns and rows of houses. They also found pottery, hairpins carved from bone, and bits of tortoise shell used in fortune-telling. In addition, every house in the village has a heating system, which is believed to be a prototype of baked brick bedding, which can help warm the user – a traditional Chinese product.
The remains of the village above were discovered by archaeologists during excavations at the Trieu Dieu archaeological site in the period 2020-2022. According to Wei Shuguang, head of the Shang and Zhou dynasty archaeological research department at the Hebei Provincial Institute of Archeology and Cultural Relics, the village may have been the capital of a tribe or kingdom at the time.
The heating system can help researchers understand environmental changes during the Shang Dynasty, as well as the steps northern Chinese people took at that time, said Wei Shuguang, of keeping warm.
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