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Magic Tibet Ⅸ -- Qu Gong

altQu Gong(曲贡) cultural site is located five kilometers on the northern outskirts of Lhasa river valley margins, 3690 meters above sea level. In October 1983, Tibet archaeologist of archaeological excavations here to Lhasa to the history of civilization before 4000.

Qu valley fever in the mother Gong village unearthed a number of tombs and hangs, there are stone coffin burial, funeral-style funeral for the altflexor limb. Unearthed more than 10,000 kinds of artifacts and a large amount of animal bones, stone tools in order to forge the largest, in a small grinding stone and jade, as well as a handful of small stone. Polished stone implements include knives, stone axes and stone bowls, stone shovels, stone, etc.; there are a lot of bone to bone cone, bone needles, bone cluster-based, with a bone needle, needle tip to open holes for the nose, similar to modern times sewing machine needle. JI main bone ornaments, pottery earring, pottery and stone ring ring and so on, mostly for head ornaments.


altQu Gong site also yields a lower a copper arrowhead, copper arrowhead was flat, after identification of raw materials for refining income, show that the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at the time of our ancestors had begun into the Bronze Age.

Ruins unearthed a large number of altpottery, ceramics are hand-made. Tao color to gray, followed for the surface of polished black or reddish-brown pottery. Ornamentation is very rich in order to characterize the main patterns, there are thorns cone pattern, zigzag pattern.


altQu Gong archaeological excavations around Lhasa to prove at least as early as 4000 years ago, has been human habitation, and they are engaged in farming, animal husbandry, hunting, gathering. Through those net sinkers, fish bones remains that the Lhasa River at the time the fish is rich in resources, local people had the habit of eating fish.

Qu Gong sites a total area of 5000 square meters, and now is only one part of the excavation, if all the digging, there would certainly be even more alarming discoveries.
 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 February 2009 20:56
 

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