Ancient village ruins found in Shaanxi

From: www.chinaview.cn 2005-03-17 10:56:29

XI'AN, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese archaeologists found ruins of a 2,700-year-old village in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

The ruins date from the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th Century B.C to 771 B.C.) Sections of a row of houses in the ruins are well preserved, said Yang Yachang, a researcher with the provincial archaeology research institute.

A lot of stone knives and pottery utensils were found in the houses, which were built on a base of pounded earth. Archaeologists also found millet and bean seeds in the houses.

Yang said that the discovery provides new model for studies on ancient residential culture.