Experts from the provincial institute of archaeology have spent over four years investigating Lingjiatan’s sites to ascertain its structure and function. Former archaeological discoveries have provided important clues to reveal the natural and social background of the site.
Over 50 pre-Qin ruins of approximately 260 square kilometers were found near the Yuxi River basin, more than 20 of which dated back to the Neolithic Age. Nearly 100 pre-Qin ruins were discovered in more than 400 square kilometers at the Guxi River basin, according to Shuo Zhi, researcher of the provincial institute of archaeology.
At present, Shuo is leading a group of archaeological volunteers recruited online to conduct in-depth analysis of results from four years of investigation and exploration.