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For more about European developments at this time, see: Cave Art (40,000-10,000 BC).
Like most very ancient pottery in East Asia, the emergence of Amur River Basin ceramics was not linked in any way with farming or agriculture.
Located along Russia's Asiatic border with China, southeast of the main Siberian land mass, the Amur River Basin - the fourth largest in the world - has a monsoon climate and a wetland ecology based on marshes, lakes, ponds and numerous other watercourses.
Fish of all types are plentiful, and vegetation abundant.
At the same time, firing temperatures increase and kilns are finally introduced around 3,500 BCE (see the kilns at Malaya Podushechka), as they are in the Middle East and elsewhere - see, for instance, Mesopotamian Art (from 4500 BCE).
In the middle Amur region, there were two principal cultures based in the area of Blagoveshchensk: the Gromatukha culture (centred on the Gromatukha River) peopled by semi-nomadic hunters moving between hunting camps, who were noted for stone tools like adzes and scrapers, knife blades, and prismatic cores, as well as decorated pottery; and the Novopetrovsk culture, best known for their prismatic cores and platelets, and their smooth-walled pots ornamented with beads.
Nowhere in the world has pottery assumed such importance as in China, and the influence of Chinese porcelain on later European pottery has been profound.
The lifestyle at all the sites in the Amur region, during the Upper paleolithic, was based on hunting, gathering and foraging, as well as intensive use of local aquatic resources.