Saturday, 7 March 2020

Ancient Jade Axe found in China.

A Ritual Jade Yue (battle-axe), Western Zhou Dynasty 西周玉鉞. Mottled with teeth inlays on the edge, for ritual purposes in Shang and Zhou Dynasty.
Archeologists discovered jade ware that dates back over 4,000 years in 2018 at a site in central China's Hubei Province. Jade battle-axes, an astronomical instrument and a tube, dating back to between 4,600 to 5,100 years ago, have been unearthed at the Mulintou site in Baokang County. Skeletons, stoneware and pottery have also been found at the site. A jade battle-axe was a symbol of power. The Qujialing culture is a late Neolithic culture discovered in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River.