Weekly snapshot of China's archaeological news

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BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are highlights of China's archaeological news from the past week:

-- 8,000-year-old shell mound relic unearthed

Archaeologists in east China's Zhejiang Province said Saturday they have discovered a prehistoric shell mound of 8,000 years old at the site of Jingtoushan ruins in the province.

Jingtoushan ruins in the city of Yuyao administered by Ningbo city were discovered during a drilling survey for factory construction in 2013. Archaeologists later identified the site as the earliest and most deeply buried shell mound site in the coastal areas of China.

-- Ancient tombstone of man and two wives discovered

A tombstone dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) carrying the history of a man and his two wives was unearthed in north China's Hebei Province.

The cuboid, 100 cm tall, 45 cm wide and 18 cm thick, was found at a construction site in the city of Bazhou, with inscriptions showing it is a tombstone of a man and his two wives, according to the city's cultural heritage administration.

-- Over 600 ancient tombs discovered

Archaeologists have found more than 600 ancient tombs on the bank of the Yellow River, and dug up over 2,000 burial items in a village in the city of Sanmenxia in central China's Henan Province.

Nearly half of the tombs are believed to date back to the time between the Warring States Period (475 B.C.-221 B.C.) and the Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220), and the remaining from several dynasties including the Tang (618-907), Song (960-1276), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911). Enditem

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