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Banshan was a phase of the Chinese Neolithic Yangshao culture, c. 2600 to 2300 BC. The Banshan site is in Guanghe County, Gansu.

Banshan phase
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Geographical rangeChina
PeriodNeolithic China
Datesc. 2600 – c. 2300 BC
Type siteBanshan
Preceded byMajiayao culture
Followed byLongshan culture

In 1923 and 1924, Swedish scholar J. G. Anderson discovered the sites of Banshan, Majiayao, Machang, Qijia and Xindian at Lajia on the north bank of the Yellow River.[1]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-09-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Chinese Archaeology