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Posted on 06/28/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by Dysart
Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.
The findings, which will appear in the journal Science on Friday, add to recent efforts that have dated pottery piles in east Asia to more than 15,000 years ago, refuting conventional theories that the invention of pottery correlates to the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter-gathers to farmers.
The research by a team of Chinese and American scientists also pushes the emergence of pottery back to the last ice age, which might provide new explanations for the creation of pottery, said Gideon Shelach, chair of the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at The Hebrew University in Israel.
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This undated image made available by Science/AAAS shows one of the pottery fragments recovered from a layer dating approximately 20,000 years old in the Xianrendong cave in south Chinas Jiangxi province. The discovery makes them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say. The findings, which will appear in the journal Science on Friday, June 29, 2012 add to recent efforts that have dated pottery piles in east Asia to more than 15,000 years ago, refuting conventional theories that the invention of pottery correlates to the period about 10,000 years ago when humans moved from being hunter/gathers to farming. (AP Photo/Science/AAAS)
Wouldn’t you know it?
Find some 20,000 year old pottery and it says “made in China” on the bottom.
The steely Dr. Wu is on the case.
That’s a relief that some old pottery was found. Something else to think of other than the bs court ruling today.
“Find some 20,000 year old pottery and it says made in China on the bottom.”
They’re still looking for the take out menu..
I’ve had it with government for today.
Quite a discovery. Validated well also. The Joman pottery I saw in Tokyo was really quite sophisticated for being as old as it is. That in itself hints of earlier technology.
Also Joman pottery predates agriculture in Japan.
That’s pretty good considering the Earth is only 6-7000 years old!
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Adding to last post: Which is evidence that ancient aliens brought Chinese ancestors to America to establish tribes here.
Wasn't 13,000 year old Jomon pottery of Japan the perviously oldest pottery?
If it isn’t Willow-Ware, it isn’t genuine Chinese. ;-’)
I believe you’re right Blam. Joman was long thought to be the first.
Sorry, I need to correct my spelling — Jomon.
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