List highlights nation's top archaeological finds

By Wang Kaihao | | Updated: 2022-04-01 08:40
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Stone tools unearthed from the Piluo Paleolithic site in Daocheng county, Sichuan province, dating back at least 130,000 years.[Photo provided to China Daily]

Discoveries ranging from the exotic-looking gold and bronze masks from the Sanxingdui Ruins site in Sichuan province to the mausoleum of a famous emperor from over 2,000 years ago are among the brightest stars of China's archaeological finds last year.

China's Top 10 New Archaeological Discoveries of 2021, the updated version of a widely anticipated annual list that has garnered attention far beyond academic circles, was released on Thursday. The 10 were chosen from among the 20 final-round candidates by 21 of the country's top scholars via open ballot.

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