Early Chu relics discovered in Hunan

CHANGSHA (XINHUA) – Archaeologists in central China’s Hunan Province have excavated a batch of cultural relics that boast distinctive Chu culture characteristics and are the earliest of their kind ever found in Hunan.

The unearthed stoneware, pottery and ruins of workshops, pits and wells date back to the mid-Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC), said experts with the Hunan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, which led the excavation work.

Spanning an area of 2,500 square metres, the excavation was conducted last year at the Luocheng ruins site in the city of Yueyang.