Karuo Relics Site

Chamdo, China

Located in the Chamdo (Chengdu) County of Tibetan Autonomous Region, China is a great archaeological site. Called the Karuo Relics Site, it is an excavation located at 3,100 meters above sea level. The site spans an area of 10,000 square meters and is an amazing tourist attraction. More than 7,000 artifacts were unearthed in the excavations, which include 1,060 stone items, 1,285 exquisite pieces of ancient pottery, and nearly 5,000 bone items. The relics prove the evidence of Karuo being the oldest permanent settlement in Tibet with a well-developed farming system. Varieties of millet were grown, some of which date back to 3,000 B.C. The beautiful black pottery was adorned with colorful motifs.

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