added by archaeologs [Ta-p’en-k’eng]. A Neolithic site in Taiwan, near Taibei, characterized by coarse cord-marked pottery of a kind widely represented at sites in south and southeastern China that fall somewhere between the late 5 th and the 3rd millennium bc. The relationship of this corded-ware Neolithic, sometimes called the Yue Coastal Neolithic, to the Neolithic cultures of the lower Yangzi region (seeLONG-shan, sense 2) is not clear. At a later stage the corded ware gave way to geometric pot- TERY.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983