Archaeologists generally accept that wet-field cultivation originated in China. The earliest rice field found, dates to 6280 BP, based on carbon dating of grains of rice and soil organic matter found at the Chaodun site in Kushan County. At Caoxieshan, a site of the Neolithic Majiabang culture, archaeologists excavated paddy fields. Some archaeologists claim that Caoxieshan may date to 4000-3000 BC. These photographers show what something as simple as a flooded parcel of arable land can also be works of art. Continue reading to see more.