or Yang Shao
- 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.
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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