大洞遗址

Panxian Dadong - Dadong - Dadong yizhi


Useful Information

Location: Near Ba Goudi village, 25km east of Pan.
Open: No restrictions.
[2012]
Fee: free.
[2012]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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Address: Panxian Dadong, Tel: +86-, Fax: +86-,
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History

1990-1993 first excavation by multi-institutional Chinese team.
1996 inscribed in the list of Monuments.

Description

The name Dadong means Big Cave, obviously a generic name which was given to numerous caves in China, This is Panxian Dadong, the Big Cave of Panxian, which is an palaeologic and archaeologic site, located high up on the flank of a karst tower. The huge entrance portal is easily seen from far. The cave contains almost 20m of sediments from the Middle Pleistocene with numerous animal bones. The conent was dated between 130.000 and 260.00 years old. Several thousend animal bones werde discovered, but also five human teeth and stone artifacts.