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Largest Stone Age building unearthed in China


1/27/2011

Published on Jan 27, 2011

Archaeologists in China have discovered the remains of the largest Stone Age building ever found in China, Xinhua has reported. The 364m² building, located in Shaanxi province, is thought to be a prehistoric ‘town hall’ and may date back as far as 5,000BC. Zhang Pengcheng, a researcher with the Shaanxi Archaeological Research Institute, was reported saying that the building has multi-layered walls, a plastered floor and a 1.8-metre-wide fireplace. He added that the discovery was “quite special”.

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