CLASS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Wu Ding, Fu Hao, Oracle Bone

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Capital at luoyang ( ) on yellow river (largest river in china) Palace excavations (anyang - most important location in shang period) Oracle bones archive - animal bones, most contain script on them (earliest evident of pictograph in china) Chariot burials - tombs in which the deceased was buried together with his chariot, usually including his (more rarely, her) horses and other possessions. Caste bronze object - had better knowledge and technology dealing with bronze. Wife of a shang ruler wu ding, she is a military general. She also presided over important sacrificial ceremonies and controlled her own estate. Western zhou capital at xian on wei river. Eastern zhou capital at luoyang (after western zhou) Increased urbanization (community become more settle, begin to see cities, towns) Increase trades within china and outside the border leads to increase prosperity (different classes in society begins to form) Saw political world as a mirror of the family world.

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