The site of an ancient settlement in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, has been confirmed as dating back more than 2,000 years, the city cultural relics1 and archaeology2 institute said on Sunday.
The institute started work on Qingzhuangzi City in the Hunnan District of Shenyang in July 2016. So far, about 500 square meters have been excavated3
Archaeologists have found the remains4
of houses, cellars, ash pits, and tombs. Pottery5
, bronzeware, ironware and stoneware have been unearthed6
at the site.
Archaeologists said Qingzhuangzi had a long history of human habitation from the Bronze Age to the Han Dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD).