Archaeologists excavate Chinese bronze age site

Chinese archaeologists report the discovery of a settlement thought to belong to the bronze age Dian period in Yunnan province.

Dian settlement excavation, 20110524 People's Daily

Rare, ancient settlement of Dian Culture found in Yunnan
People’s Daily, 24 May 2011

An ancient settlement site containing ancient tombs and ancient houses was found recently in Chengjiang County of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. It is a rare settlement site with the characteristics of the ancient Dian culture, which will help fill a gap in the history of ancient Dian culture.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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