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Neolithic Chinese Hongshan Jade Wheel
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Neolithic Chinese Hongshan Jade Wheel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1920: Item # 1343322
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Chinese Neolithic jade carving, dated of the Hongshan culture period (4700-2900 BC), in the form of a three prong wheel with strong orange coloration throughout.

Starting from about 18,000 years ago, the Neolithic Age marked the end of the Stone Age in Chinese history. During the period, great changes took place in all aspects of humans’ life. Human beings in the Neolithic Age no longer lived only on collecting foods directly from nature. Instead they began to take up agriculture production and raise livestock: Seeds were used to plant new vegetables; Wild animals were domesticated and their meat cooked for food. The appearance of agriculture and stockbreeding is one of the three features of the Neolithic Age. The other two are that grinding stone implements were started to be made as necessity in the daily life and pottery was invented then.

Size: 2" x .25" H