China's top 10 new archaeological discoveries in 2020

By Wang Kaihao | | Updated: 2021-04-13 11:21
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China's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of 2020 were unveiled on Tuesday. Dubbed the "Oscars of Chinese archaeology", the annual awards have been bestowed since 1990, and are one of the most anticipated events promoting new archaeological findings among the public. The 10 award winners stood out from 20 candidates after the final round of appraisals, lasting from Monday to Tuesday morning. The 21-person judging panel featuring the country's top-tier archaeological scholars was organized by China Cultural Relics News.

Here come the top 10:

Relics from Zhaoguo Cave site, Gui'an New Area, Guizhou province. [Photo/China Cultural Relics News]

1. Zhaoguo Cave site, Gui'an New Area, Guizhou province

Paleolithic to Neolithic period dating back 45,000 to 12,000 years

The findings provide key clues to studying the living conditions of hunter-gatherers of Southwest China in the Pleistocene Epoch, and offer one of the most abundant discoveries in China that indicate the early-stage usage of fire.

Zhaoguo Cave site, Gui'an New Area, Guizhou province. [Photo/China Cultural Relics News]
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