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Origins of Chinese Civilization 25/01/2011 11:59:00 Ethnic Origins Creation myth: created by Pan Gu. Before him, the universe was nothing,  then Pan Gu emerged from a rock. Lived 18,000 years and spent it chopping  the rock in half.   heaven and earth. His body became different parts of  nature (i.e. eyes became moon and sun, hair became grass/trees, breath =  air…etc) o NOT A GOD/DIETY. Just pointed to as the creator. Forfather of the people in China: They Yellow Emperor o Huang Di: legendary figure, not evidence from excavation to  demonstrate his existence Peking Man o Earliest evidence of Chinese humans. o 50,000 years ago, Zhoukoudian, Beijing. Missing link-type skull evidence to support the single origin theory of human evolution Economic Origins Pottery Remains from sites of Yangshao Culture (5,000-3,000 BC) o Millet, rice, silk
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