History of Sitting on the Ground - Ancient Primary Society

History of Sitting on the Ground - Ancient Primary Society

In the pink area shown in the chronology, the first one is a primitive

society. Figure 6 and 7 show the Hemudu Site Park in Yuyao, China. Archaeologists have determined that the Hemudu culture occurred around 5000 BC-3300 BC. This culture belongs to the neolithic period when humans began to use tools and make them. Historians and artists have restored the scenes of people’s lives and the general architectural style.

Mainly due to the limited level of manufacturing, the low building mode doomed people’s indoor activities to be close to the ground.


Sculpture in Hemudu Site Park

Building in Hemudu Site Park


Archaeologists have found traces of fabric at the site, leading to speculation that the main sitting devices used at this time were woven straw mats and animal skins. A large quantity of unearthed pottery also suggests that the main storage device used at that time was earthenware; it’s natural that humans sitting on the ground using low objects.

Much of the equipment of this period had very wide edges or handles, perhaps because people had to bend down a lot to pick up equipment on the ground. The pot in figure 8 has a huge rim that allows people to lift it easily. As an aside, since most of them are placed on the ground, people who stand or sit can only see the upper part of the pot. In ancient times, the decoration of the pot is mostly in the upper part of the

pot, where it protruded. Figure 9 shows a He (盉), which is a pottery pot

used to hold water. Obviously, its creator has designed a handle for it to facilitate lifting and using it.

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