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Chengbeixi Culture


Definition: Chengbeixi culture is the name given to an early developmental Neolithic paddy rice agriculture village culture in the Yangtze River of China, between about 7000-5000 BC. Evidence of rice cultivation in this and other sites (such as the Peiligang and Pengtoushan cultures) have convinced Chinese scholars that paddy agriculture originated in the Yangtze valley, which lies north of the normal distribution of wild rice stands.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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