Paleolithic Sites
On April 25, 1987, the archaeologists found two Paleolithic stone implements on a secondary terrace to the left of Wushui Stream of Daqiaoxi River in Xinglong Town, Xinhuang Dong Nationality Autonomous County. In June of the same year, trial diggings were carried out by the Hunan Provincial Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Relics there within 18 square meters, over 20 stone implements were discovered. Daqiaoxi is the first site in Hunan Province where Paleolithic stone implements were found. Findings there break the ice in archaeological studies on the Paleolithic Age in Hunan and for the first time confirmed the position of Southern China’s cob-webbing red clay in the Paleolithic Age, opening up new fields for excavating and studying Southern China’s Paleolithic stone implements. After that, more than 100 Paleolithic remains have been found in accumulations in the regions of Xiangjiang, Zijiang, Yuanjiang and Lishui River. The Huzhuashan Paleolithic site excavated in Jinshi City in 1988 is dated back to 400,000 years ago, the latter phase of the earlier Paleolithic Age and is the earliest Paleolithic site found in Hunan. In 1990 and 1993, human fossils like femurs, teeth, mandibles, and metatarsus found in the Paleolithic cave site in Yan’erdong, Shimen County, were identified as fossils of late homo sapiens. The discovering of these remains and fossils filled the archaeological gap in Paleolithic Age in Hunan and supplies precious documents for the study of primitive culture in the middle regions of the Yangtze River.

Point (Stone Implement with Sharp End)

Paleolithic Age 400,000 years ago
Length 21cm width 12cm
Unearthed at Huzhuashan Paleolithic site in 1988
It is the tool used by our ancestors to dig earth and take rootstalk.