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Stone quern and roller
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Peiligang Culture c. 8000 yearsago

Unearthed at Xinzheng,Henan

Quernlength:68cm    Height:6cm    Roller length: 58cm

  

Stone quern androller were used for processing crops. They were unearthed at thePeiligang Culture site at Xinzheng, which dates back to about 8000years ago. They indicate that agriculture in that Period hadalready separated itself from the "slash-and-burn" phase, and hadentered the stage of hoe-cultivation