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Cite this as: Zhang Chi 2009 'The Neolithic Stone Implements of China: a review', Internet Archaeology 26. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.26.32
Ground stone tools are characteristic of the Neolithic period in China. This article provides a general review of this material, encompassing raw material choices, geographical distribution, and the forms and functions of implements. This review provides a basis for inferring something about the social, economic and political conditions in which stone tools were produced and used at this time.
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