The Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: XinhuaThe Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: Xinhua
The Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: Xinhua

Prehistoric ancestors of modern-day Chinese favoured rice over millet, study says

  • Scientists from China, Europe and South Korea studied remains of populations who lived for about 6,000 years from 5525BC
  • Han Chinese genetically closer to Longshan people, who are known to have farmed rice, researchers say
Topic |   Chinese history
The Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: XinhuaThe Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: Xinhua
The Yellow River has long been regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Photo: Xinhua
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