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Recently, a prehistoric ruins was discovered in Wujiang Town, Jishui County, Jiangxi Province, China, pushing the history of human activities in the Jitai Basin in Jiangxi to about 5,000 years ago.

Prehistoric ruins discovered in China

The site discovered this time is located in a rice field on the north bank of the En River. It is square in plan, nearly 5 meters higher than the surrounding rice fields, and has a side length of about 120 meters. There is a circle of earthen walls about 2 meters high around the site, and traces of stacking can be seen in the cross section. There is a square ring trench around the site, which covers a total area of about 20,000 square meters, and is basically well preserved. At a depth of 5 to 10 centimeters from the surface, primary accumulations can be seen. The accumulation soil is dense, clearly layered, and mixed with a large number of pottery fragments. Experts analyze the characteristics of the pottery pieces collected and believe that this site is about 5,000 years old.

Xu Changqing, a researcher at Jiangxi Provincial Museum: He said that during this period, a high-level power center was formed in Wujiang. This power center was able to control social resources to build this city. Judging from some cultural relics unearthed on the surface of this city, some pottery has red Cloth pottery and black leather pottery, these remarkable characteristics of the times are the cultural characteristics of 5,000 years ago.

In recent years, a large number of prehistoric sites have been discovered in the Qingjiang Basin and Poyang Lake Plain in northern Jiangxi and the Fuhe River Basin in the east. However, this is the first time that prehistoric sites dating back more than 5,000 years have been discovered.

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