Hayden's China Project
Who found Oracle Bones?
Oracle Bones were discovered by Wang Yirong, a chinese scholar, who was the first to recognize the oracle bones as ancient writing. But Lou Zhunyu collected 30,000 oracle bones published 7 volumes of books on oracle bones and identified oracle bones as old as the Shang kings in the Shang Dynasty.
Different types of Oracle Bones
Ox oracle bone
Ox Oracle Bones are the most common oracle bones!
Turtle Shell oracle bones
Turtle shell oracle bones are also called "dragon bones"
Silk Oracle Bones
Started using Silk Oracle Bones when silk became very popular
Ancient Chinese custom
Why are Oracle Bones Important
Oracle bones are important because it helps express the Chinese culture and it helps them send important messages to the gods. Some oracle bones are dated back to the Zhou dynasty have mercy signals saying to the gods to help them.
How old are oracle bones
Oracle bones date back to the 1600 B.C. They date back to a vicious man named Cheng Teng overthrew a evil king named Xian Xi. Then he made a diviner, develop a creation that he could contact the god with and the diviner made the oracle bone.