Recently a large number of Neolithic pottery wares were unearthed at Yangbao village near Xiaoshankou Remain, Caocun town, Yongqiao district, Suzhou city, which provides important information to search for the early Neolithic sites in north Anhui.
Lots of pottery pieces discovered together with pits and tombs at a total area of 200 square meters dated back to the Dawenkou period about 7,000 years ago, introduced Li Longjun, postgraduate at the Department of Archaeology, School of History, Wuhan University.
One of three discovered tombs was traced back to the Song Dynasty and other two tombs went back to the Dawenkou period. And the soil at site was distributed evenly in black, gray and yellow, the 4th, 5th and 6th layers of which dated from the Dawenkou period, too, Li told.
It is introduced that teachers and students of Wuhan University came and settled at Yangbao village over a month ago after getting the relevant departments' approval, and currently the excavation has reached over the half-way point.
(By Wu Li)