The National Museum of Prehistory comes to Tainan

  • 09 November, 2019
  • English Service

In 1995, a group of archaeologists  got called in to see if they could find anything on a plot of land in Tainan. This was to be the site of a big project- the Tainan Science Park- and a routine check would be needed to make sure nothing important lay underneath. No one could have imagined the bonanza that waited under the ground. In a space of around 1000 hectares, archaeologists found 58 sites that paint a picture of local life going back 5000 years.  The finds were so extensive they could fill a whole museum. Now, they finally do. The museum's Huang Hung-wen joins us today for a tour of the newly-opened exhibits and a look deep back into southern Taiwan’s prehistory.