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.

An ivory carving with image of sun unearthed from Hemudu Cultural site

A 6,000-year-old Chinese plow made with animal bone unearthed from Hemudu archaeological site.

The excavation of the ancient farming tool suggests China entered an agricultural age as early as during the so-called Neolithic Period.

A black porcelain food container with the image of a pig was unearthed from Hemudu Cultural site

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.

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