China News Service, Haikou, January 8th (Chen Mingzhong) According to the Haikou Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports Bureau, during the period from September to December 2022, with the approval of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the School of Sociology and Anthropology of Sun Yat-sen University will cooperate with Hainan Province The museum and the Haikou Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics formed the Zhuyaling archaeological team to carry out active excavations on the Zhuyaling city site and unearthed a large number of relics from the Tang Dynasty.

  It is reported that the relics unearthed in this excavation are mainly ceramics, building components, etc. The ceramics are mainly pots, bowls, plates, bowls, etc. Floor tiles, slate tiles, tube tiles, tiles, etc.

  According to the materials of this excavation, it is speculated that the site of Zhuyaling City should be related to the administrative establishment established on Hainan Island in the Tang Dynasty, and it has been used for a certain period of time in the Tang Dynasty, and many unearthed sites belong to the style of the early Tang Dynasty. The pottery and porcelain Biyong inkstones suggest that the specific age of the city site may not be limited to the middle and late Tang.

In addition, some good-quality Song Dynasty porcelain and other Song Dynasty relics were unearthed in Tanggou under the city, indicating that there are still large-scale living settlements in the local area after the city site was abandoned.

The picture shows the brick wall in the excavation area in the northeast of the Zhuyaling city site in 2022.

Photo courtesy of Chen Mingzhong

  Zhuyaling City Site is located in the north of Bofu Village, Longtang Town, Qiongshan District, Haikou City, Hainan Province, about 12 kilometers northwest of Haikou City.

Located on a high platform on the west bank of the Nandu River, the terrain is high in the northwest and low in the southeast, and the height difference between the east edge of the platform and the river is about 20 meters.

The plan of the city site is nearly square, with a circumference of about 715 meters, and the four walls are basically intact. The total area of ​​the city site reached 28,685 square meters after exploration.

The excavation of the Zhuyaling city site provides precious archaeological materials for understanding the administrative setup and evolution, social life, handicraft production, and economic and cultural exchanges with the mainland of Hainan Island during the Han and Tang Dynasties.