Banpo Matriarchal Clan VilLage
Banpo Matriarchal Clan VilLage Xi'an Reviews
Neolithic Village . Aug 08, 2010
The ruins of this 6000 year-old village represents the earliest signs of human habitation around Xian. The village was discovered in 1953 and is situated on the eastern bank of the Chan River in a suburb of Xian. A large hall has been built over what was part of the residential area of the village.
The earliest known agricultural villages in China have been uncovered in the North of the Qinling Mountains near the eastward bend of the Yellow River where it is joined by the Fen and the Wei Rivers. Since the first example to be found was near Yangshao Village, the term "Yangshao Culture" has been used as a type name. The oldest Yangshao-type village is that of Banpo, and it appears to have been occupied from 4,500 BC until around 3750 BC. Pottery found south of the Qinling Mountain has suggested that even earlier agricultural village may have existed there, but this is only speculation at present.
Historical sounds great to me but i wasn't so excite :)
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