This book is Xu Hong’s acclaimed work of public archaeology. Rich in content and illustrations, it interprets the birth of the earliest China.
As the leader of Erlitou archaeological team, the author was the guide and witness of important discoveries at the site. While popularizing knowledge and introducing archaeological discoveries in a story-telling way, this book also takes into account the hard work of archaeologists, making it a humanistic work of popular science. With few jargons of archaeology, the text is easy to understand, and readers may marvel at the discoveries and show more respect for the archaeological work.