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Archaeology yields ample evidence of human activities in Hong Kong 6,000 years ago, i.e. the Neolithic period. At that time people took shelters on sand dunes by the sea. Exhibits in this area include prehistoric artefacts of stone, pottery and bronze. There is a 42-metre long beach diorama on which we demonstrate several activities are demonstrated, like making fire for cooking, building houses and fashioning ornaments with stone. These life-like scenes enable visitors to experience aspects of early inhabitants' lives and graphically demonstrate the ways in which some artefacts on display were used. At the end of the beach is a reproduction of the rock carving at Big Wave Bay, one of eight such rock carvings discovered in Hong Kong. These rock carvings are thought to possess totemic significance in the belief system of the time.

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