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or Yang Shao

adjective Archaeology.
  1. of or designating a Neolithic culture of N China c5000–3000 b.c., characterized by dwellings with sunken floors, domestication of the pig, and a fine handmade pottery painted mainly in geometric designs of spirals and circles.
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Origin of Yang-shao

after the type site at the village of Yang-shao (Chinese Yǎngsháo cūn), western Henan, excavated in 1921
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  • The typical Yang-shao culture seems to have come to an end around 1600 or 1500 B.C.

    A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]

    Wolfram Eberhard

  • The most important of these are the Yang-shao culture in the west and the Lung-shan culture in the east.