Peinan Site and Culture
The Peinan Site has an extensive area, and preserves prehistoric sites of the people's everyday life, their dwellings and burials. It is not only the site with the highest concentration of slate coffins throughout Taiwan, but also the one with the most opulent prehistoric jade artifacts unearthed.
The Peinan Site not only has the most slate coffins, but they are also the most concentrated in a given space. The long axes of the slate coffins were laid in the direction of north-north-east-south-south-west, and were distributed in bands. People of the Peinan Culture mainly buried jade artifacts and pottery with the dead. The jade artifacts are often of a range of styles; the pottery buried with the dead is different from those used everyday and it is possible that they were made especially for burials. By looking at the different numbers and levels of exquisiteness of the artifacts, it is likely that there were distinctive levels of wealth and social rankings.
The exhibition room has the Peinan Culture excavated from the Peinan Site as its theme, and illustrates an amazing prehistoric culture, allowing modern people to realize the splendor of East Taiwan in the prehistoric period.