The Qujialing culture (3400–2600 BC) was a
Neolithic The Neolithic period is the final division of the Stone Age, with a wide-ranging set of developments that appear to have arisen independently in several parts of the world. It is first seen about 12,000 years ago when the first developments of ...
civilisation centered primarily on the middle Yangtze River region in Hubei and Hunan, China. The culture succeeded the Daxi culture and reached southern Shaanxi, northern Jiangxi and southwest Henan. Artefact types unique to the culture include ceramic balls and painted spindle whorls; the later were inherited by the succeeding Shijiahe culture. The type site at Qujialing was discovered in Jingshan County, Jingshan County, Hubei, China. The site was excavated from 1955 to 1957. The remains of chickens, dogs, pigs and sheep were discovered at the site. The remains of fish were discovered in ten storage pits. Egg shell pottery and tripods were also discovered at the site. City walls, man-made water systems, large courtyard buildings and residential sites were found on the site. Many of the artefacts from the culture are located in the Hubei Provincial Museum.

See also

* List of Neolithic cultures of China * Chengtoushan culture * Daxi culture * Shijiahe culture * Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors


* Allan, Sarah (ed), ''The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective'', {{Neolithic cultures of China Neolithic cultures of China History of Hubei