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Subject Gandong-gu excavates the largest Neolithic site

One of the largest Korean neolithic sites are in Amsa-dong, Gangdong-gu. Gangdong-gu office held a briefing session for the prehistoric relics excavation and investigation project at the site on June, 19th.

Amsa-dong relics were first found in 1925. However, the investigation was suspended for a long time. In 1970s, National Museum of Korea carried out excavation work four times and revealed that the site had been a residential area of neolithic age. The site was designated as the National Historic Site No. 267.

Excavation work was resumed last year, supported by Cultural Heritage Administration and Seoul City Office. In result, the evidence of residence of New Stone Age and Three Kingdoms Era was found and more than 1000 relics were excavated bringing on huge interest of the public and the academics

The investigation is continuing this year expanding the residential area and identifying the features of the site.

Lee, Hae-sik, the head of Gangdong-gu office stressed the importance of Amsa-dong relics and promised to try to make the site registered as World Heritage.

Gangdong-gu office will share the outcomes of excavation project and discuss the value of relics and future plans with its residents. In addition, it plans to renovate exhibition facilities of prehistoric site by the end of this year and upgrade the exhibition hall as a museum.
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