Niaosung Culture

The Niaosung Culture (Chinese: 蔦松文化; pinyin: Niǎosōng Wénhuà) was an archaeological culture in southern Taiwan. It distributed around the region of Tainan and Kaohsiung. The culture existed in the Iron Age[1] of Taiwan island. Some evidences suggested that Niaosung Culture was directly relative to the Siraya people,[2] an aboriginal tribe which is still living in this area.

There is a set of several archaeological sites formed the culture, such as the Niaosung Site (蔦松遺址), Futingchin Site (覆頂金遺址), Hsiliao Site (西寮遺址) and Kanhsi Site (看西遺址). Some were discovered in the archaeological research excavations, and some in other works such as digging fish farms or building factories. These sites had been excavated out potteries or middens.[3]

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  1. ^ 台灣地區遺址的時間分佈 (in Chinese). Academia Sinica. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  2. ^ 西拉雅族與台灣史前文明 (in Chinese). Academia Sinica. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  3. ^ 台灣的史前時代: 鐵器時代 (in Chinese). National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan. Retrieved 2008-07-20.