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Megaliths and Sacrifice

The megaliths included monolith, stone statues, stone coffins, stalls, and stone wheels, and were mainly distributed at the foothill to the east of the middle Coastal Ranges. The processed megaliths are thought of being associated with ritual practices. The characteristics of the megaliths did not appear in any other part of Taiwan, and the origin is thought to associate with the Megalithic Culture in Indo-China Peninsula. There are still puzzles existed with these megaliths, and leave boundless imagination to the modern people.

Changkuang Site is situated in the middle part of the East Coast in Taiwan. The prehistoric people carried out sacrifices in this area, and left rock coffins, urn coffins and slate coffins associated to the sacrifices. The types of offerings include containers, tools for survival, tools for tool making, and decoration.

The exhibition room illustrates the unique Megalithic Culture of the East Coast in Taiwan, and Changkuang Site.

 
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