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  • Xia
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    China Chronology

    Early China

    5000-221 BC

    • 5000 - 2700 BC: Yangshao culture
      • 5000 BC: Evidence of rice cultivation, basketry
    • 3500-2000 BC: Longsham culture
      • 3000 BC: Domestication of sheep, cattle and water buffalo
    • 2205-1818 BC: Xia dynasty
    • 770-256 BC: Later Zhou
    • 403-221 BC: Warring States Period
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