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As the capital city of a large coastal province, Jinan is situated on the souther shores of the Gulf of Bohai in northeastern China, into which gulf the Huang He ("Yellow River") empties – is inarguably one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. Archeological evidence of agriculture (rice cultivation) dating from the Houli Culture (BCE 6500-5500), an Early Neolithic (BCE 10,000-5,000) culture, has been found in Jinan. Besides, there are Longshan Culture (BCE 2500-1700) have been unearthed in Jinan, which have been true civilization (measured in terms of social stratification an...