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Horses in Ancient East-West Communication – 古代东西方交流中的马匹

 Author: Liu Yingsheng  Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Journal, Nomadism  Publisher: Horizon View, 2018, vol. 3, 84-85  Publication Date: 2018  Language: Chinese

The wild horses in the East Asian continent where China is located in the Neolithic Age were widely distributed and were hunted for food by primitive humans. From 7000 to 4500 years ago, the nomadic peoples in Eurasia first domesticated wild horses into domestic horses, and gradually introduced them to the farming areas of the Central Plains. More and more horses were unearthed in cultural sites after the late Shang Dynasty, such as Anyang, Henan. Yin Ruins and the large-scale horse burial site of the Spring and Autumn Period in Linzi, Shandong. As an important camel, horses were mainly used for pulling chariots in the Central Plains before the Spring and Autumn Period. After King Wuling of Zhao learned from the Huns, he was more used for riding. Due to the limitation of natural conditions, the horses bred in the farming areas of the Central Plains