Baodun culture

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Baodun culture
Baodun map.svg
Geographical range Sichuan Basin
Period Neolithic
Dates c. 2500 – c. 1750 BC
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 寶墩文化
Simplified Chinese 宝墩文化

The Baodun culture (2500 BC – 1750 BC[1]) was a Neolithic culture centered on the Chengdu Plain in Sichuan, China. Recently discovered, six settlements from the culture have been found: the type site at Baodun in Xinjin County, the site at Mangcheng in Dujiangyan City, the site at Yufu in Wenjiang County, the site at Zizhu in Chongzhou, the site at Shuanghe in Chongzhou and the site in Pi County. The type site at Baodun is the largest, and covers an area of around 600,000 m². All of the settlements straddled the Min River. The settlement walls were covered with pebbles, a feature unique to the Baodun culture. The pottery from the culture share some similarities with Sanxingdui.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective, pp. 120


  • Allan, Sarah (ed), The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective, ISBN 0-300-09382-9

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