According to a report released by the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, the Langyatai archaeological site discovered in Qingdao's West Coast New Area (WCNA) was named Shandong's Excellent Archaeological Site in Rural Areas for 2020-2021, and coastal defense sites were named among Shandong's Top Five New Archaeological Discoveries for 2021.
The Langyatai site, which lies in the southwest of the new area, consists of a perfect drainage system and a corridor with eaves dating back to the Qin and Han Dynasties (221BC-AD220). Experts also have discovered a group of large-scale courtyard-style buildings dating back to the Warring States period (475-221BC).
The Langyatai site, which lies in the southwest of the Qingdao West Coast New Area, dates back to the Warring States Period (475-221BC). [Photo/WeChat account: qdxihaianfabu]
Shandong coastal defense played an important role in safeguarding the security of the sea and frontier of the country during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911).
Thirty-one coastal defense sites were discovered at 171 villages in the new area, largely contributing to the research of China's coastal defense during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The coastal defense site in Qingdao West Coast New Area, East China's Shandong province, can be traced back to the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). [Photo/WeChat account: qdxihaianfabu]
The report effectively highlights Shandong's recent archaeological achievements.