• Archaeologists Discover Neolithic Dwellings In Gimpo
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Local archaeologists have discovered the foundations of 25 Neolithic dwellings in a coastal area in Gimpo, just west of Seoul.

The Gimpo city government revealed Monday that the scale of the New Stone Age houses in the Daegot township varies from 3.5 to 6.4 meters in width and 3.8 to 5.4 meters in length.

Some dwelling structures, such as entrances and exits, remained relatively intact.

The city said several relics, such as comb-pattern pottery, were excavated at the sites and believed to be used in the early and middle Neolithic period.

The discovery came while the city and the Gyeonggang Research Institute of Cultural Heritage were carrying out excavations in the area, which was home to "Deokpojin," a Joseon Dynasty military base.

It is the first time Neolithic dwelling sites have been discovered in Gimpo.

The city government plans to conduct additional excavation work and research.

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