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National Museum of Prehistory, Nanke Archaeological Museum(國立臺灣史前文化博物館南科考古館)

Updated:2019-07-25

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"A chanced encounter that dates back to 1995 has led to the unearthing of prehistoric civilization that goes back as far as 5000 years ago. Commissioned by the National Science Council, the Academia Sinica and National Museum of Prehistory have conducted joint investigation and excavation in the area and discovered more than 58 cultural sites, with the oldest site dating back to approximately 5,000 years ago and the latest at about 300 years or so. It is currently the largest region of archeological excavation in Taiwan with the highest density in terms of site distribution, integrity of cultural layers and area excavated. For the sake of preservation, research and exhibition of relics and items that have been excavated and salvaged, with the effort from multiple parties, the construction project plan for Nanke Archaeological Museum, which occupies approximately 2.42 hectares of land and a total floor surface of 19,000 m2.

The public art installation “House of Niaosung” is a work of clay figurines, which is one of the symbolic relics of archeological excavation at Nanke. Incidentally, clay figurines from the Niaosung period have been unearthed at the Daoye Historical site and the sophisticated craft in facial expression as evident from the cultures of Niaosung serve as prime examples in the ingenious combination of exquisite facial features and lively expressions.   The museum features a hall for permanent exhibitions to present the fruits of archeological excavation and research that have went on for the past twenty odd years in Nanke; the Children’s Hall features mythological tales of the Austronesian tribes in Taiwan along with interactive gaming experience relating to archeological discoveries to stimulate younger visitors’ creativity. The reserved section of the museum is a special place where visitors can get a glimpse of the tasks of exhibit preservation and maintenance that have rarely been revealed to the general public as a way of presenting the details and processes involved as archeological relics unearthed at the sites make their way into the museum. 
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Address , Xinshi Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

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