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Evidence of cave dwellers found in pits of Guangxi

11-24-2010 09:58 BJT

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During a recent investigation at the Heavenly Pits in Huanjiang County in southwest China, evidence was found that the caves were once inhabited. Expeditioners glided down by rope and then wriggled to the bottom of the Kenrong Pit.

Large amounts of gunpowder-making hearths were found, as well as well-preserved beds and shovels in a corner. To the archaeologists' surprise, similar remains were discovered in a 150-meter deep funnelform pit.

This dates human activity back to 200 years ago, when it would have been almost impossible to live in such a cliff surrounded place without modern technology and other facilities. Why and how people could enter the pits and live and work in the caves remains unknown.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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