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ShuiDongGou(水洞沟),Ningxia(宁夏),China,Jun 2011
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Trip Overview
The Shuidonggou Site is located near Shuidonggou in Lingwu County, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and 19 kms southwest of Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia. The Shuidonggou Site is one of the earliest sites found in China belonging to the Palaeolithic Age. In 1920, a Belgium priest discovered the skull of a woolly rhinoceros and well-preserved quartzite stoneware east of Shuidonggou. Repeat excavations and research since the 1960s have identified Shuidonggou Site as a site of the late Palaeolithic Age dating back some 400,000 years. Over 10,000 pieces of stoneware were discovered at the site, mainly made of silicon rock, quartzite, sandstone and firestone. Also discovered at the site were bone awls made of animal bone flakes. You can also see a lot of Yardang landscape there.


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