Neolithic Period

Neolithic Period - The Neolithic The Neolithic or"new stone...

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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 仰仰 (M nchíxiàn ǐ 仰仰仰 in Hénán) • Lóngshān 仰仰 (near Jìnán 仰仰 , 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
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Neolithic Period - The Neolithic The Neolithic or"new stone...

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