Hong Kongs Neolithic Architecture

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Sai Kung, at Wong Ten Tung, an area in Hong Kong.  Archeologists claim, there may have been a stone making tool site, from over 30,000 years ago.

In another area, the Sham Chung, beside tree fathoms cove, recently there were more than 6000 artifacts found, in a slope.

Begaining in the true “neolithic era”. Cheung Chau, Lantau Island and Lamma Island all had evidence of neolithic architecture.  Mostly on the western shores, greatest evidence is of Che settlers.  Approximately 7,000 years ago.   Because of strong SE winds this location was most likely chosen to avoid breezy days, and to collect food from the nearby shores.

A period of ‘warring states’ brought Yuet people from the north into the area. Eventually the Che and Yuets finished battle.  Bronze, fishing, combat, ritual tools and gear were all excavated on Lantau and Lamma Island.  Though the earliest direct settlement of neolithic architecture to Hong Kong was Ma Wan. Che, Yuet and other people probably amalgamated there and formed the Hong Kong people we know there today.

Hong Kong and South China Sea

Who would had thought Neolithic Architecture had such ‘global reach’?

Bibliography: Wu, Weihong; Wang, Hong; Tan, Huizhong; Zhang, Zhenhong (2004). “2004 Trial Excavation at Wong Tei Tung Spot, Sham Chung, Archaeological Site, Hong Kong SAR” (PDF). Hong Kong Archaeological Society. Retrieved May 2022

2005 Field Archaeology on Sham Chung Site Archived 3 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine

Meacham, William (2008). The Archaeology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. ISBN978-9622099258.

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