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Qijia culture

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The Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC) was an early Bronze Age culture distributed around the upper Yellow River region of Gansu (centered in Lanzhou) and eastern Qinghai, China. It is regarded as one of the earliest bronze cultures in China.

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Qijia culture
Geographical rangeupper Yellow River
Periodearly Bronze Age
Datesc. 2200 – c. 1600 BC
Preceded byMajiayao culture
Followed byXindian culture
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese齊家文化
Simplified Chinese齐家文化

The Qijia Culture is named after the Qijiaping Site (齐家坪) in Gansu Province.

Prior to Qijia culture, in the same area there existed Majiayao culture that was also familiar with metalwork. At the end of the third millennium B.C., Qijia culture succeeded Majiayao culture at sites in three main geographic zones: Eastern Gansu, Middle Gansu, and Western Gansu/Eastern Qinghai.[1]