abundant content, represents the remarkable contributions made by the Yangtze River Basin to the “integrated” features of the origin of Chinese civilization. Meanwhile, the centripetal triple structure of “palace area, inner city and outer city” in spatial pattern of the City Site is a typical approach in ancient China to highlight the society graded “order” and power in urban planning, which reveals the features of planning created by the urban civilization of the early state in the Yangtze River basin, and was applied many times to the capital planning of Ancient China’s ritual societies. Meanwhile, the “water city” pattern and techniques reflect the urban and architectural features created by people in wetland environment, especially the Peripheral Water Conservancy System as an urban water resource management project represents scientifical levels in the aspects of size, design and construction techniques that are rare in the world in its time, they represent the supreme achievement of prehistoric rice-cultivating civilization of Chinese civilization and even East Asia over 5000 years ago, being an outstandingexample for early urban civilization in the history of human civilization.

According to the archeological research, the three periods and four development stages of Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City are as follows: