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Middle Neolithic (c. 4000B.C. - 2500B.C.)



Artefacts of the Middle Neolithic period were discovered at Sham Wan Tsuen, Fu Tei Wan and Kwo Lo Wan, indicating that early settlers were active in the sandbar and nearby lower slopes. Painted pottery sherds of Sham Wan Tsuen which are typical finds of the Middle Neolithic period of the Pearl River Estuary could be dated back to c. 4000B.C.. Fu Tei Wan and Kwo Lo Wan contained rich relics of c3000B.C.. Pottery finds including cooking vessels such as cauldrons and pots; and food-containing vessels like basins, cups and stem-cups were found. A variety of stone tools such as adzes, beaters, hammers, anvils, pounders, arrowheads; and stone decors such as rings, slotted rings etc. were also found, suggesting that the people practiced hunting, fishing and food gathering.
Stratigraphy of excavation squares in Fu Tei Wan
Stratigraphy of excavation squares in Fu Tei Wan

Middle Neolithic Burial in Kwo Lo Wan
Middle Neolithic Burial in Kwo Lo Wan

Exquisite pottery stem-cup unearthed at Fu Tei Wan
Exquisite pottery stem-cup unearthed at Fu Tei Wan
 
 
   
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