Markings etch stone ax

July 10, 2013 | 7:05 p.m. CDT
In this undated photo, markings etched on an unearthed piece of a stone ax are seen near Zhuangqiao grave relic, in Pinghu, in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Archaeologists say they have discovered a new form of primitive writing in markings on stoneware excavated from the relic site in eastern China dating 5,000 years back, about 1,400 years earlier than the oldest known written Chinese language.

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