Archeologists are some of the smartest people you can find, and they are responsible for some of the most brilliant, creepy, and amazing findings ever recorded. These people travel far and wide to make some outstanding discoveries which have led to breakthroughs in how we understand the Earth’s history. But while there are hundreds of different discoveries made, this article will focus on one in particular. Archeologists from some leading Chinese universities set out on a dig but were stunned by what they would find out. Their discovery has scientists and the internet puzzled and once you find out what they dug up, you will be too!
#15 Hard at Work
The archeologists on this dig thought they were just in for a normal day at work. These workers were high up on a sand hill in a remote corner of China. Little did they know that this ould turn into the most significant and biggest discovery of their lives thus far.
#14 Researching the Land
The decision to dig here was made between the months of May and November 2011. The dig was made jointly between Jilin University in China and the Institute of Archeology from Mongolia. Now, they didn’t just decide on this land for no reason, there was a deliberate reason why they wanted to dig here.
#13 An Ancient Civilization
The location that they decided to dig was known by most people as Hamin Mangha. This place was inhabited around 5,000 years ago and is one of the biggest and best preserved prehistoric settlements in China. This area offered great insight into civilization thousands of years ago in China.
#12 Large Scenic Land
But this wasn’t some small piece of land, this was a giant location. Experts claim that this site (at its peak) probably stretched to cover around 1 million square feet. This was thought to be central for a larger settlement. This location is on a scenic slope on a sandy dune, surrounded by beautiful meadows.
#11 Initial Excavation
The first excavation of the land was completed back in 2010. After this start, they began to explore the surrounding area of around 30,000 square feet. This was actually the first time anyone had attempted such an excavation in this area, which meant it was a monumental step forward.