The aerial view of the ruins in the northern area of CSGKC. [Photo provided by Guangzhou Municipal Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology]
Ruins of the pre-Qin period (c.2100-221 BC) were discovered in the northern area of China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC) in Guangzhou's Huangpu district, the Guangzhou Municipal Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology announced on July 13.
A total of more than 100 pieces of cultural relics were unearthed during the discovery, such as pottery tripods, stone rings, and jade rings.
Located east of downtown Guangzhou, the current Huangpu district has flat terrain and is suitable for human living.
In recent years, the institute has discovered rich ruins of the pre-Qin period in the middle and north area of Huangpu, offering important physical materials for the research of the lives of people in the area about 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.
In addition, ruins from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) were also discovered, including four tombs, one house, porcelain bowls, and terrines.