The Qujialing culture
) was a Neolithic
civilisation centered primarily around the middle Yangtze River
region in Hubei
. The culture succeeded the Daxi culture
and reached southern Shaanxi
, northern Jiangxi
and southwest Henan
. Artefact types unique to the culture include ceramic balls and painted spindle whorls; the later was inherited by the succeeding Shijiahe culture
The type site at Qujialing was discovered in Jingshan County, Hubei, China. The site was excavated from 1955 to 1957. The remains of chickens, dogs, pigs and sheep were discovered at the site. The remains of fish were discovered in ten storage pits. Egg shell pottery and tripods were also discovered at the site.
Many of the artefacts from the culture are located in the Hubei Provincial Museum.
- Allan, Sarah (ed), The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective, ISBN 0-300-09382-9