Ever wonder what would be on the dinner table
of a Chinese family in 2000BC? Raw animal meat or wild
A highway construction company in Hubei
Province has the answer.
When a team from the company prepared the ground
in May this year for the construction of the road in an area
called Crab Field (大冶罗桥街王家庄蟹子地遗址) near the Yangtze River,
they accidentally dug out some cultural
artifacts, which led to formal archaeological
excavations of the site.
Soon a handful of carbonized rice was unearthed,
and found to be produced 4,000 years ago. Evidently Han
Chinese living along the middle and low reaches of the
Yangtze River began to cultivate crops as early as in the
period when the West was in the so-called Neolithic Age.
The items also excavated from the site include
stone wares, ceramics, bronze
wares, porcelains and jade
（Source of info/photos: 凌云, 陈斌 - 楚天金报)
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