Homework Help

Neolithic Cultures and Chinese Cultural ContinuityHow did Neolithic cultures contribute...

user profile pic

bmiles23 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 15, 2008 at 3:15 PM via web

dislike 1 like
Neolithic Cultures and Chinese Cultural Continuity

How did Neolithic cultures contribute to the cultural continuity of China?

Tagged with discussion, history

2 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

kpl1111 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 15, 2008 at 6:27 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

There are three examples of contributions that neolithic cultures had on the culture of China.

1) agriculture: the climate was condusive to farming millet - the major crop - which sets up the agricultural aspect of China's culture today.

2) Silk: as you know the Silk Route becomes a MAJOR globalization factor as early as 100 BCE (around) and this was developed more during the neolithic age

3) Pottery: China's popularity in ceramic art is well known - and pottery was present during neolithic age - the development of pottery during this time contributes to the art throughout Chinese culture.

user profile pic

litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 2, 2011 at 11:43 PM (Answer #3)

dislike 0 like
Neolithic cultures formed the foundation for all cultures. Some of the greatest influences on China would be use of stone in buildings and daily life, the beginnings of need for agriculture, and a tribal structure. These continued to influence early China.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes