Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:22
Shang Dynasty ruins found in north China
By Xinhua

SHIJIAZHUANG - Archeologists have unearthed ruins of a village in north China's Hebei Province dating back about 3,000 years.

A team with Cangzhou City found ruins over an area of about 1.5 hectares including a settlement and graveyard in Renqiu City, said Zheng Zhili, a city archeologist.

Excavation began in late April and more than 100 artifacts including stone tools, bones, earthenware fragments and bronze have since been found.

"This provides evidence to study ethnicity, production and life in the Shang Dynasty [1600 BC-1046 BC]. It is of great importance, " Zheng said.