Graded cemeteries are main material evidence to obvious social stratum differentiation in early states in the Liangzhu culture period, and are comprised of five cemeteries distributed in different areas. Yaoshan Cemetery is located at the area of Yaoshan Site; Fanshan Cemetery, Jiangjiashan Cemetery, Wenjiashan Cemetery and Bianjiashan Cemetery are located at the area of City Site.


By comparing the locations of the five cemeteries, it can be seen that besides the differences in tomb size, unearthed artifacts and arrangement mode, the cemeteries of different grades are also obviously different in cemetery site selection: Yaoshan Cemetery adopted high-lying site selection based on the altar; the four cemeteries in the City Site reveal a phenomenon where the higher-graded the cemetery is, the higher and more refreshing the cemetery’s terrain is and the closer the cemetery is to the Inner City and Palace Area, and the more possibly it has independent boundaries; the lower-graded the cemetery is, the further the cemetery is to the Inner City, and they basically located at the Outer City and almost directly adjacent to the settlements without obvious design of terrain and cemetery boundaries.