Researchers in China have uncovered the skeletal remains of an unusually tall group of individuals who lived in China’s Shandong province some 5,000 years ago. With some reaching heights well over six feet, these Neolithic humans were a sign of things to come.
As reported in Xinhua, an archaeological dig at Jiaojia village in Jinan City’s Zhangqiu District has unearthed 104 houses, 205 graves, and 20 sacrificial pits. Pottery and various jade items were also uncovered. The Late Neolithic site dates back to a time when the Yellow River Valley was inhabited by the Longshan Culture, also known as the Black Pottery Culture, who thrived in the area from around 3000 to 1900 BC.