Model for Banpo, a Neolithic (or New Stone Age) village dating to about 4,000 BCE. The villagers of Banpo, despite their more advanced stage of civilization, still used many of the tools conceived during the Paleolithic era. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
China’s Paleolithic era, also known as the foraging era, started about 2 million years ago and ended about 10,000 years ago. The large span of this era can be