Prehistoric pottery figurines unearthed in central China
Pottery figurines have been unearthed in central China's Hunan Province, local archaeologists said last Wednesday.
|Human-shaped pottery figure found in the Sunjiagang relic site |
Some pottery birds were found in the Tanglin relic site about 50 kilometers away.
"These figurines were used in sacrificial rituals," said Wang Liangzhi, who headed the archaeological team.
Guo Weimin, head of the Hunan provincial institute of cultural relics and archaeology, told Xinhua that the discovery is helpful for studying the prehistorical culture of central China.
China is believed to have been ruled by emperors Yao, Shun and Yu about 4,000 years ago. They battled against the ethnic groups of central China.
Source: Xinhua [January 18, 2017]