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Prehistoric Culture of Taiwan

The prehistoric culture of Taiwan ranges from the late Paleolithic Age, the Neolithic Age to the Iron Age, lasted for more than fifteen thousand years. These prehistoric cultures were scattered in various areas in Taiwan, distributed in 1,000 different sites.

Tsochen Man was the earliest population recorded in Taiwan. The researches found them to be the people of approximately twenty to thirty thousand years ago. The earliest prehistoric culture in Taiwan recorded, Changpin Culture, was possibly the culture of Tsochen Man.

Changpin Culture was the oldest culture found in Taiwan until now. A community society lived on fishery, with little population, and mainly resided in caves or under rock shelters near the shores. They did not know farming, did not have pottery skills, and they made stone tools through ways of hammering. The period of Changpin Culture can be traced back to thirty thousand years ago, and ended approximately five thousand years ago.

From the Tsochen and Changpin Culture, the visitors are entering the world of prehistoric Taiwan.


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