Earliest Taiwanese People

Earliest Taiwanese People

Map:Earliest Taiwanese People
20,000 years ago, the Earth was still in the Ice Age, and when was in the late Paleolithic Period it was still connected to the Asian Continent. Those who lived on the continent arrived and settled in Taiwan to hunt for prey. As the glaciers gradually melted away, the sea level rose and Taiwan was separated from the mainland by the ocean. Archaeologists have discovered that the people who were stranded on Taiwan made good use of the available resources by living in coastal caves and gathering food through fishing and hunting. In so doing, they managed to develop a culture and left relics from the Paleolithic Period that were later found in modern day Taitung, and thus it is known as Changbin Culture.

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