via Taipei Times, 28 July 2022: Shell tool production site unearthed in Southern Taiwan, revealing connections with Austronesian sites in the Pacific.
Archeologists at National Tsing Hua University have uncovered the oldest and largest production area for shell tools found in the Pacific, providing early evidence of interaction between Austronesians in Taiwan and overseas.
The burial site on Oluanpi (鵝鑾鼻), Taiwan’s southernmost tip, contains a trove of artifacts dating back 3,800 to 4,200 years, said university associate professor of anthropology Chiu Hung-lin (邱鴻霖), who is leading the excavation with fellow anthropology professor Li Kuang-ti (李匡悌).
The site was discovered in 2017 during renovations of a building by the Kenting National Park Administration.
Source: Treasure trove of prehistoric tools found in Oluanpi – Taipei Times
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