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  • Early Ancestors

    Human activities of large scale in Taihu Basin can date back to Majiabang Culture. Before that, some fractional remnants of human activities can also be found occasionally. Archaeologist once discovered a Paleolithic site at Sanshan Island, where a passel of hand hammered stone wares were unearthed, which date history of human activities in this area back to the remote upper Paleolithic Age. A piece of scra...

  • Forward

    From late neolithic age, this land which was near Taihu Lake became more active. Discoveries of Pengzudun Site, Hongkoudun Site ,Yangjia Site, Luotuodun Site and Qitoushan Site of Majiabang Culture,Xianlidun Site,Chidun Site and Xuandun Site of Songze Culture and Gaochengdun Site, Qiuchengdun Site of Liangzhu Culture and Shecheng Site of Maqiao Culture indicated that Wuxi entered the civilized age in a magn...

  • From Majiabang Culture to Liangzhu Culture

    The Neolithic Culture of Wuxi is an important part of Neolithic Culture in Taihu Basin which undergoes Majiabang Culture, Songze Culture and Liangzhu Culture in turn. At the beginning of 21st century , remains of house, cellars and tombs of Majiabang Culture was found at Pengzudun Site in Xishan district which could date back to 7000-6000 years ago. And during 700 years after the period of Majiabang Culture...

  • Highlands at Lakefront

    The original inhabitants of Wuxi can trace back to the upper palaeolithic age about 10,000 or 20,000 years ago. Wuxi entered neolithic age 70,00 years ago and went through periods of Majiabang Cuture, Songze Cuture and Liangzhu Cuture successively. On this swamp plain, which is warm and wet, most of the primitive tribes distributed on hills and mounds of high terrain at the shore of the lake. People earned ...

  • Entering Bronze Age:Maqiao Culture

    After the period of Liangzhu Culture, there came Maqiao Culture in Taihu Basin, when Central China entered the period of Xia Dynasty. Named after Maqiao Site of Shanghai, Maqiao Culture not only inherited part of factors of Liangzhu Culture, but also absorbed multiple cultural factors including Stamped Pottery Culture of Zhejiang, Hu-shu Culture of Ningzhen areas, Yueshi Culture of Shandong and Erlitou Cult...

  • Taibo's Move to Wu and Wu Culture

    Although Maqiao Culture contained various cultural factors, the main residents in Taihu Lake basin in Pre-Qin priod were still the ancient Yue people ,who were the descendants of Liangzhu Cuture. Their history was changed due to the event of “Taibo's Move to Wu” which took place at the end of the Shang Dynasty. It is said that Taibo and Zhongyong, princes of Zhou , came from Zhongyuan of Shanxi to Jiangnan...

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