By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Seasonal Settlements at Zhoukoudian site

Seasonal Settlements at Zhoukoudian site

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -770000
Post Date: 04/18/2024

Earliest known seasonal settlement in the Asian zone: Nestled in what is now the outskirts of Beijing, China, the Zhoukoudian site stands as a testament to some of the earliest forms of semi-permanent human settlement in Asia. The presence of a long-standing fire pit at the center of the site is a significant indicator of repeated use, perhaps up to tens of thousands of years. Around this fire pit, early humans crafted stone tools, an essential skill for their survival and an activity that likely drew groups together.

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