after the type site at the village of Yang-shao (Chinese Yǎngsháo cūn), western Henan, excavated in 1921 (Source: dictionary.com)
Named after Yang Shao Cun, the first settlement of this period to be excavated (1921). (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Yangshao
of or designating a Neolithic culture of N China c5000–3000 b.c., characterized by dwellings with sunken floors, domestication of the pig, and a fine handmade pottery painted mainly in geometric designs of spirals and circles.
A Neolithic civilization of northern China, dated to c.5000–2700 BC and preceding the Longshan period. It is marked by pottery painted with naturalistic designs of fish and human faces and abstract patterns of triangles, spirals, arcs, and dots.
: of or relating to a late Neolithic and Bronze Age culture of north China characterized by small settlements of circular pit houses, irrigation, loom weaving, and a fine painted pottery and in its late stage by metallurgy