China's highest altitude archaeological site excavated in Tibet

Chinese archaeologists discovered the country's highest known archaeological site in July 2021, known as Dingqiong cave in Qiongguo Township, Zhongba County, Shigatse City. The findings were recently unveiled at an Archaeological Achievements Conference in Lhasa, which introduced 46 other archaeological finds.

At Dingqiong cave, the archaelogists also found the largest number of human and animal bones at a single prehistoric site in Tibet Autonomous Region. The work was carried out by a team composed of members of the Institute of Cultural Relics Protection of Tibet Autonomous Region, Sichuan University School of Archaeology and Museology, and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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