Zhengzhou, October 10 (Reporter Han Zhangyun and Li Chaoqing) "Reaching out and touching is the Spring and Autumn culture, and stepping on two feet is Qin brick Hanwa. When Henan is mentioned, this phrase is often used as an abbreviation for the province's rich history. In recent years, "research fever" and "cultural fever" have emerged. As one of the important birthplaces of Chinese civilization, Henan relies on rich cultural relics and archaeological resources, adapts measures to local conditions and gives play to its characteristics, so that the practice of archaeological research and exploration is at the forefront of the country and has attracted much attention.

On the afternoon of October 10, at the first conference on cultural relics and archaeology held in Xinzheng, Henan, a keynote report and case sharing session were held. More than 18 experts and scholars from many cultural institutions, archaeological research institutions, educational institutions and research enterprises gathered together to share the harvest and experience of cultural relics archaeological research and seek a new future for the development of cultural relics archaeological research.

The picture shows Gao Dalun, dean of the School of Archaeology and Museum of Shanxi University and professor of the Cultural Museum Center of Southern University of Science and Technology, introducing the current boom in domestic cultural relics archaeology. Photo by Han Zhangyun

In the case sharing session, the Henan Museum moved the Chinese ancient music study class to the conference site, the teaching of the seven-plate dance of the Han Dynasty, the performance of modern popular music "The Lonely Brave" by traditional Chinese musical instruments, and the sound of leisurely silk and bamboo built a bridge between today's people and the thousand-year-old ritual music. In recent years, such unique research courses have emerged in various parts of Henan.

In Yangshao Village, Sanmenxia, pottery, color painting, and expansion filmmaking, immersion experience of Yangshao culture; In Dahe Village, Zhengzhou, plants are dyed, wood is drilled for fire, and the wisdom and ingenuity of the Chinese ancestors are perceived; In Luoyang, walk the Sui and Tang Luoyang City National Heritage Park to explore the curious Sui and Tang Dynasties; From Anyang to Zhengzhou, follow archaeologists to "seek commerce", tracing the rise and fall of the Shang dynasty all the way; Located in Kaifeng, the Tokyo Chengzhou Bridge and the Bianhe site of the Northern Song Dynasty creatively adopted the ideas and methods of excavation, protection, display and construction, and actively carried out archaeological research activities.

Tracing Henan, walking is a classroom. This summer, at the Museum of Chinese Characters, primary school students from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, wrote "An Oracle Bone Shocking the World" into their travelogues; At the Zhengzhou Shangdu Site Museum, a "Shang Dynasty Dinner" restored the Shang Zhou ritual system invited prospective university students to be "guests of honor" and experience ancient Chinese etiquette; In the Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum, the "Generation Z" who came to visit were keen to restore Tang Dynasty makeup, and "looked" at the characters in the ancient murals across time and space...

This summer, prospective college students in Henan followed archaeologists Anyang and Zhengzhou to "seek business". Photo by Han Zhangyun

Henan has unique advantages in carrying out archaeological research on cultural relics. The four ancient capitals of Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang and Anyang are like brilliant pearls embedded in the long river of history; 5 world cultural heritages, 420 national key cultural relics protection units, more than 6,5 immovable cultural relics, more than 177.14 million movable cultural relics, 53 "National Top 7 Archaeological Discoveries in a Century", <> National Top <> Archaeological New Discovery Projects, <> National Archaeological Site Parks... These are the "family bases" of Henan to carry out archaeological research on cultural relics and revitalize cultural relics resources.

"The rich historical and cultural heritage has laid a solid foundation for the development of archaeological research in Henan." Liu Haiwang, President of the Henan Academy of Cultural Relics and Archaeology and Secretary-General of the Henan Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research and Development Alliance, said that the unique experience of cultural relics and archaeology research will enhance participants' pride in Chinese civilization. Henan's archaeological research started early, and achieved leapfrog development from museum research to archaeological site park.

At present, relying on rich cultural relics resources, Henan is building a place for exploration, empirical evidence and experience of Chinese civilization. On this year's "Cultural and Natural Heritage Day", the Henan Provincial Cultural Heritage Bureau launched the first batch of 6 cultural relics themed trails, aiming to better "live" the heritage displayed on the ground.

In fact, the above-mentioned study courses and research paths aim to "thread the beads into a chain" of scattered cultural relics and archaeological sites, and also root in people's hearts the million-year-old human history, 10,000-year cultural history, and 5,000-year-old civilization history in China.

This summer, prospective college students experienced archaeological excavations at the archaeological site of Zhengzhou Mall. Photo by Han Zhangyun

According to Ren Wei, director of the Henan Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau, in order to make cultural relics truly "live", in recent years, Henan has made overall use of cultural relics and archaeological resources, comprehensively planned study tours and research practices, actively introduced professional research institutions, and committed to building a high-level cultural and archaeological research base with distinctive themes, strengthening the integration of teaching and tourism, and carefully building a series of research systems such as red research, cultural and bifurical research, archaeological research, ancient construction research, and ancient music research.

Ren Wei said that in the next step, the Henan Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau will continue to pay attention to the frontier process of cultural relics and archaeology research, focus on promoting the creative transformation and innovative development of cultural relics and archaeological resources in the province, integrate cultural relics and archaeology research into the overall situation of cultural tourism, cultural creativity in the province, and further promote the brand construction of "walking Henan and understanding China". (End)