Status symbols, social inequality

Archaeological evidence shows us that, with a more settled life, new social structures and relationships emerged. Elaborate jade carvings discovered in graves associated with Liangzhu communities (c. 3300–2200 BC) indicate that some people now held higher social status.

  1. TOPICChanges in the Mid to Late Neolithic

  2. 11Jade pig-dragon (replica)

  3. 1–4Silkworms and silk set

  4. 5, 6Bi disks

  5. 7, 8Cong tubes

  6. 9, 10Axes