7,000-YEAR-OLD HEMUDU CULTURE
The Hemudu culture flourished in China’s east seaboard around today’s Ningbo near Hangzhou in a period between 5,000 BC and 3,000 BC. The archaeological site was discovered in 1973.
The excavation of the ancient farming tool suggests China entered an agricultural age as early as during the so-called Neolithic Period.
The discovery of a large quantity of black ceramic artefacts at Hemudu signifies that China began to raise pigs and produce porcelains at least since 7,000 years ago.