China News Service, Jinan, July 9 (Zhao Xiao) Shandong launched a total of 45 archaeological excavation projects in 2019, with an excavation area of ​​over 30,000 square meters and excavation of nearly 1,000 tombs. New archaeological discoveries continue and the archaeological "friend circle" is further expanded . The reporter learned the above news from the 2019 Shandong Province Archaeological New Discovery Awards Ceremony and Press Conference.

  Wang Tingqi, deputy director of the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, introduced at the scene that from the Ximengzhuang site in Tengzhou, an important ring-shaped settlement site was discovered in the Longshan era, to the Langyatai site in Qingdao, where large-scale buildings and pottery drainage systems from the Qin and Han periods were discovered, and then to Weihai Bay salvaged Dingyuan relics, these important excavations continue to fill the gaps in ancient Shandong history, and prove that Qilu is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization.

Data Map: At the Dongzhou cemetery in Tengzhou, Korea, archaeologists are cleaning up and excavating cultural relics. Zhao Xiaoshe

  Wang Tingqi said that in recent years, the “friend circle” of Shandong archaeology has also continuously expanded. The China-Israel cooperative Mihe River Basin archaeological investigation project initiated by the Shandong Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology opened a new field of cultural exchanges between the two countries; Digging up Qi cultural resources and expanding the international influence of Qi culture have typical exemplary significance. "These Sino-foreign joint archaeological research projects have enriched and enhanced the theoretical methods and technical level of Chinese archaeology, promoted the formation of a multi-interactive humanities exchange pattern, and provided strong support for carrying out Asian cultural heritage protection actions."

  The series of achievements made by Shandong's cultural relics and archaeology has also become an important driving force for promoting the integration of culture and tourism. Wang Tingqi said that at present, part of the archaeological excavation projects in the old country of Lu, Chengziya, and the old city of Qi have been protected at the original site, displayed on site and opened to the outside world. The construction of the Nanwang Junction National Archaeological Site Park is basically completed. The protection of large sites and the construction of national and provincial archaeological site parks provide an effective cultural carrier and platform for the protection, display and utilization of Shandong’s precious cultural heritage, for the integrated development of cultural tourism and urban-rural construction.

  "This year, Shandong archaeological work will strive to achieve new breakthroughs in deepening the protection and utilization of cultural relics, improving the ability to serve economic and social development, and improving social influence, and lay the brand of'public archaeology' and'archaeological Shandong'." Wang Tingqi said that the province The cultural relics are rich in resources, and the potential for display and utilization is huge. It will connect the national important development strategies such as ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, and the new and old kinetic energy conversion projects. It will focus on solving practical problems in the protection and utilization of large sites, and at the same time promote the archaeology of cultural relics out of the "ivory tower" "Approaching the public, doing a good job in transforming and displaying archaeological achievements, promoting and promoting the public, and increasing public attention and participation in cultural heritage.

  The reporter learned from the meeting that Shandong will actively participate in the source exploration project of Chinese civilization and major research on "Archaeological China" in 2020. At present, "Study on the Civilization Process of Haidai Region (from Dawenkou Culture to Yueshi Culture)" has been included in the National Cultural Relics Administration's "Archaeological China" major research project, "From Diversity to One: Archaeological Research on Xia, Shang, and Western Zhou in Haidai Region" Applying for inclusion.

Data Picture: The picture shows the excavation site of the archaeological site along the Xiaoqing River in Shandong. Photo by Han Chunyi

  On the same day, 5 projects including the Sujiacun site, Xichen site, and the Dongzhou cemetery of Tengzhou Han Dynasty won the 2019 Shandong Province Archaeological New Discovery Award, and 5 projects including the Longshan Cultural Settlement in Ximengzhuang, Tengzhou and the Niutui Guannan Site in Zhangqiu District 2018-2019 Shandong Excellent Field Archaeological Site Award. (Finish)