MACHIAYAO VASE - NORTHERN CHINA
Vase from the neolithic period, from the northern area of China, near Mongolia
The Neolithic culture of Machiayao developed in the northwest of China between 3300 and 2050 BC. The men of this culture are the direct ancestors of the Han. They lived in houses of earth and wood, cultivated millet, raised dogs and pigs, practiced cremation, and spoke a language at the origin of the Sino-Tibetan language still in force in southern China.