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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 range China
Period Neolithic China
Dates c. 2600 – c. 2300 BC
Type site Banshan
Preceded by Majiayao culture
Followed by Longshan 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.  Chinese Archaeology