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neolithic - The Neolithic The Neolithic, or new stone age...

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The Neolithic The Neolithic, or “new stone age” in China lasted from about 6000 to about 2000 BCE . During this time, the ancestors of the Chinese were living together in in small farming communities in north China, making fired clay vessels to store their agricultural produce. As the term “neolithic” implies, the people in these early communities did not fashion objects from metal. The earliest bronze artifacts date from around 2000 BCE , or a few centuries before. Two particularly well-studied phases in the development of neolithic culture in China bear the names of the villages where their artifacts were first discovered: • Y ngshāo ǎ ǐ (M nchíxiàn ǐ ǐ in Hénán) • Lóngshān h (near Jìnán h , the capital of Shāndōng) Y ngshāo, the earlier of the two, was a culture of millet ǎ farmers and pig-breeders that flourished from the 6th millennium to the beginning of the 3rd millennium BCE .
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The Neolithic 2 Their pottery is characterized by flamboyant animal and geometric decorations, red on pale tan; hence the Y ngshāo is
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