Banpo Museum Xian
The Banpo Museum is located in the eastern outskirt of Xian City, Shaanxi Province. As the first museum at the prehistoric site, 9 kilometers from the center of the city. It was built at the base of the excavations of the Banpo site. it opened to the public formally in 1958
The Banpo Site is a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years.
At that time, the Banpo people used tools made primarily of wood
and stone. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for
making pottery, spinning, and raising the family, while men fished.
The approximately 4,500 square meters (about 1 acre) exhibit area of Banpo Museum is divided into two Exhibition Halls and a Site Hall. By means of scientific excavation ,archaeologists have discovered nearly 10,000 production tools or daily utensils , 46houses ,2 pigsties ,200 cellars ,174burial pits for adults and 73burial jars for children .The discovery of so many artifacts is indeed unprecedented.
The first Exhibition Hall is about the unearthed relic exhibitions
consisting of the First Hall and the Second Hall. The showpieces
in this two halls are primarily production tools and domestic tools
used by the primitive Banpo people, including axes, chisels, sickles,
and stone and pottery knives from which we can have a general picture
of the production activities of the Banpo people thousands of years
ago. In addition, artwork and adornments here reflect the social
life, culture, art and inventions of the period.
Admission Fee: RBM20
Opening Hours: 08:30 to 17:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: Four hours
Bus Route: No.11, No. 105