|Hemudu culture pottery|
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A 10-year long campaign of digs at the site of Tianluo Mountain (Zhejiang, China) has come to an end and will provide abundant information on the Hemudu culture, being considered the best preserved site of this Neolithic population.
The site, accidentally discovered in an attempted well drill, was once a village with walls, food stores, paddy fields and even piles of rice husks, as well as ladders made from a single piece of wood, big houses for ritual activities, wood-carved ritual wares with birds, and wooden swords.
The local government invested more than 10 million yuan in a shelter to protect the site, which has been open to visitors since 2007.
Source: China Daily.