Anhui province is applying for the national archaeological park status for two ancient remains. The result is expected to be unveiled in a couple of months.
Located in Hanshan county, the 1.6 million- square-meter Lingjiatan site dates back to the Neolithic Age about 5,800-5,300 years ago. It is the largest and the best-preserved Neolithic settlement ever discovered around the Chaohu Lake, one of China's five largest freshwater lakes. In 2001, the site was recognized as a key unit of cultural relics under state-level protection.