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Fengbitou Archaeological Site

The Fengbitou Archaeological Site (Chinese: 鳳鼻頭遺址; pinyin: Fèngbítóu Yízhǐ) is an archaeological site in Linyuan District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Fengbitou Archaeological Site
鳳鼻頭遺址
Fengbitou Archaeological Site 鳳鼻頭考古遗址 - panoramio.jpg
Fengbitou Archaeological Site is located in Taiwan
Fengbitou Archaeological Site
Fengbitou Archaeological Site
Taiwan
LocationLinyuan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates22°30′38.1″N 120°22′2.4″E / 22.510583°N 120.367333°E / 22.510583; 120.367333Coordinates: 22°30′38.1″N 120°22′2.4″E / 22.510583°N 120.367333°E / 22.510583; 120.367333
TypeArchaeological site
Part ofFengshan Hill
Area9.77 hectares
Site notes
Discovered1941
Excavation dates1945, 1965

HistoryEdit

The site was discovered by Japanese scholar Sueo Kaneko around 1941. In 1945, Japanese archaeologist Kiyotari Tsuboi excavated the site and presented his findings at an international conference in 1953. In 1965, Taiwanese archaeologist Jhang Guang-jhi further excavated the site. The excavation unearthed the Dapenkeng, Niouchouzih and Fengbitou cultures.

The site was designated as a national historic monument by the Ministry of the Interior in February 2000 and further designated as a national historic site in 2006.

GeologyEdit

The 9.77-hectare site is located at the slope of Fengshan Hill with a shape of a fan. The hill has a height of 15-20 meters and the site is located at the elevation of 28-55 meters above sea level.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fengbitou Archaeological Site". Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture. Retrieved 16 January 2017.