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The Royal City Relic of Shi Mao Site in Shenmu County of Shaanxi Province selected as 2016 China New Archaeological Discovery

A few days ago, the selection event titled “CASS Archaeological Forum·2016 China New Archaeological Discoveries” revealed its final list in Beijing. The archaeological project named Royal City Relic of Shi Mao Site in Shenmu County of Shaanxi Province was selected as one of the “2016 China Six New Archaeological Discoveries.”

Shi Mao Site is a town site with an area of about 4 million square meters dated from late Longshan Period to the early Xia Dynasty. It consists of a royal city, an inner city, and an outer city. Up till now, it is the biggest pre-historic city site in China and even East Asia. 

The front of the gate of the Royal City is set up with a barbican entrance and a square, which pioneers the main entrance structure of capital cities in China.  

The unearthed bronze ware, stone molds, jade ware, and bone relics are of great importance to exploring the windows to the origin of Chinese civilization.