NEOLITHIC c.2000 – 1700 BC Qijia Culture

A Chinese Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age Pottery Stem Dish of Burnished Red/Orange Pottery, Qijia Culture, c.2000 – 1700 BC . The Interior of the Bowl with the Remains of Red Pigment, The Exterior with Lots of Vertical Tooling Marks

A large shallow foot rim chip c.30 x 4mm
Height : 12.5 cm (5 inches)
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The Chinese late Neolithic Period is one in which bronze was in use in some areas, but the development of this new technology spread unevenly among the different Neolithic cultures. Many areas were unaware of the new ability to produce bronze. The Qijia culture (2400 - 1900/1700 BC) was an early Bronze Age culture distributed around the upper Yellow River region of western Gansu and eastern Qinghai, China. Johan Gunnar Andersson discovered the initial site at Qijiaping in 1923. During the late stages of the culture, the Qijia culture retreated from the west and suffered a reduction in population size. Qijia culture produced some of the earliest bronze and copper mirrors found in China. Extensive domestication of horses are found at many Qijia sites.