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Banshan phase
Neolithic china.svg
Geographical range China
Period Neolithic China
Dates c. 2600 – c. 2300 BC
Type site Banshan
Preceded by Majiayao culture
Followed by Longshan culture
Painted pottery jug from the Banshan phase of the Yangshao culture

Banshan was a phase of the Chinese Neolithic Yangshao culture, circa 2600 BC to 2300 BC. The Banshan site is in Guanghe County, Gansu.

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. ^ [1] Chinese Archaeology