Map of jade trade after 3000 BC: it is noted in the article that earlier trade in nephrite jade items is indicated in the dispersal of beads through the Philippines (and probably as far as Borneo) during the neolithic period.
|Nephrite Jade Beads|
|Raw Mineral Nephrite|
|"Tiger Claw" protective charm pendant|
|Old depiction of Maori Jades. Note: includes|
a couple of twist-horned antilopes at bottom
|Maori Tiger Claw (Called a "Leaf")|
|Maori Jade Sea Turtle|
|Hongshan Turtleshell, Plastron (Bottom)|
|Hongshan Jade Turtleshell, Carapace (Top)|
|'S' Shaped Dragon-Poss. inspired by seahorse's shape?|
|Maori 'S' Shaped Dragon (Manaia)|
|Hongshan Neolithic Chinese Manaia|
|Hongshan Chinese Neolithic Tikis|
|Maori Hei Tiki|
|Hongshan Chinese Neolithic Tiki|
|Mere, Maori Nephrite edged club|
|Chinese Mere or "Hand Ax"|
|New Guinea mere , from Ebay|
Changes in male Chinese skulls since the Neolithic. Actually the Neolithic skulls looked more like Polynesians than the more modern chinese do, and this includes a "Rocker Jaw" that completely disappeared in more modern times. The earlier skulls more resembled the Upper Cave skulls at Zhokoudian ("Peking Man") where the adult male had more "White" features (meaning more like European Cro-Magnons), one of the female skulls was like a "Melanesian" and the other female skull was "Eskimoid" (ie, Arctic Mongoloid) according to Weidenrich and the excavators. That sort of a mix makes sense as a "Lemurian" melange, given that the Arctic Mongoloids were only just coming down into China at the time and the "Melanesians" were the normal inhabitants of Southeast Asia and Indonesia at the time-as well as being the Melanesians' ancestors in the islands and carriers of the Lapita ware culture.
|Shang Chinese Hawaiian Tiki God|
Head is bronze with gold overlay partly preserved.