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Largest Stone Age building unearthed in China


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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