East Coast Highway Project Halted by Archeologists

Construction of the Suhua Highway Improvement project has been halted after a significant archaeological site was discovered. The site is believed to be a relatively intact 2, 000 year-old remnant of the Shihsanhang culture, containing intact dwellings and human remains.

While officials have stated that completion of the highway project may be delayed for six months or more, researchers suggest that it may take many years for a proper excavation to be carried out. Alterations to the original path of the highway are being considered. Video and pictures below:

Human remains at an archaeological site in Taiwan
An archaeologist records details of human remains at an archaeological site in Taiwan.
A stone carving from the Shihsanhang culture
An artefact of the Shihsanhang culture found during a highway construction project on Taiwan’s east coast

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