Neolithic nomadic relics site found in Tibet
( 2003-10-30 09:40) (Xinhua)
Archeologists have discovered
a site used by New Stone Age nomadic people at an altitude of 4,234 meters in
The site, the first of such discovery at such a high altitude, is located
three kilometers to the north of Yangbajain County in Damxung County.
The relics consists of more than 1,000 stone items, pottery pieces and stone
balls with drilled holes, said Gengdun, an associate-researcher with Tibet
Some fossilized charcoal and animal bones were also excavated, but no traces
of houses were found, adding more evidence to the conclusion that the site was a
temporary a living area frequently used by nomadic tribes, Gengdun said.
The relics, dating back 3,000 to 4,000 years ago, posses distinct features of
plateau pasturing culture, comparing with theother Neolithic relics sites in
Tibet, experts say.
A total of 16 relics sites belonging to the New Stone Age (10,000 - 4,000
years ago) have been found in Tibet.