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Scope note
Refers to a southern Chinese Neolithic culture of the period between ca. 3100 to ca. 2600 BCE that was centered on the Yangzi-Hanshui plain. It is named for a site near Qujialing village in Jingshan county, Hubei province. The Qujialing succeeded the Daxi culture and was itself succeeded by the Longshan culture. Qujialing culture is noted for its fine black and grey wares as well distinctive painted eggshell ceramics that appeared in the latter half of the period. Most ceramics are plain but some are decorated with impressed or painted designs. In imitation of Daxi ceramics, ring-foot and pedestal forms are prevalent in the Qujialing. The many painted clay spindle-whorls perhaps indicate an intensive textile production.
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