Monday 22nd of April 2019

Liangcheng Town Site
  Release time: 2017-06-24

Liangcheng Town Site is located to the north of Liangcheng Sub-district Office in Shanhaitian Tourism and Vacation Resort. Found in 1934, it is one of the renowned Neolithic sites in China. The key protected area is 793,000 square meters and the cultural layer is 2-5 meters. The relics are mainly about Longshan Culture and touch the cultures in Shang, Zhou and Han Dynasties as well. The site has three laps of city trenches, and the graves show a clear hierarchy in social status. Housing site of nearly 100 square meters is unearthed with jade ware, eggshell black pottery, and white pottery. This shows that Liangcheng Town Site is the center of Liangcheng Area in Longshan Era and also capital of highly integrated country with large defense facilities in early times. At the same time, the discoveries of remains of earlier wheat, soybean and reliable evidence of wine making show that its social productivity was quite strong at that time. Other evidence also shows that its ancestors had achieved a high level in application of technology and their technology was quite advanced at that time. The social organizational structure was complex and civilization had reached a higher degree. The Site was approved as Historical and Cultural Relics Protection Unit at provincial level by Revolutionary Committee of Shandong Province in 1977, listed in Top 100 Major and Big Site Protection Projects at national level in the “Eleventh Five-Year” period in 2005 and approved as key Historical and Cultural Protection Site at national level by the State Council in 2006. In 2013, Master Plan for Protection of Liangcheng Town Site was approved by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and implemented by Shandong Provincial Government.