yangshao

Yang-shao

[yahng-shou]
adjective Archaeology.
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.
Also, Yang Shao.


Origin:
after the type site at the village of Yang-shao (Chinese Yǎngsháo cūn), western Henan, excavated in 1921

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