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Diverse Living Adaptations

Diverse Living Adaptations

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Approximately 6,000 years ago, the gradual influx of people from the southeast coast of the Asian continent launched Taiwan into the Neolithic Period. At the time, people already knew how to produce various farming implements and earthenware, and had also developed agriculture and husbandry, and were living in small communities. Agriculture meant that the populations of such communities were able to grow, and the inhabited areas expanded from the coast to inland, with relics from the Neolithic Period having been unearthed throughout Taiwan. Many archaeologists believe that the earliest form of Neolithic culture in Taiwan was introduced by people from the southeast coast of the Asian continent, who arrived in Taiwan in boats. This is known as Dapenkeng culture, which spread throughout Taiwan and Penghu, and is characterized by the corded patterns that appear on many of the items from this period. The people who crossed the ocean from mainland Asia took Taiwan into the Neolithic Period, and embarked on a life of agriculture in relatively large settlements.

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