The Shang dynasty 1765 ~1112 Bce
By Rosy Harris and Sarah Simmons
This is a picture of the social classes in the Shang dynasty
silk,bronze,and jade were important products during the Shang dynasty. the Shang dynasty was in the bronze age, so bronze was common. they only traded within china, since there was poor trade roots and the Shang dynasty was the first recorded dynasty. the occupations that grew were farmers,servants,potters,crafts workers,and engineers.
inventions/technology/science & architecture:
the important discoveries were:
- bronze/the bronze age
- oracle bones/oracles
- the Chinese calendar
- they domesticated the horse
- human sacrifice
This is a picture of Chinese coins
Inventions/Technology/Science and architecture
chinesTwo practices that extend from these ancient dynasties to the present are ancestral rites e culture romans and hewbrews also revered their ancestors and used divinator to discern the workings of the super natural world both have outlived many other belief systems .More over,for many chinese today ,the veneration of the dead constitutes a meeting ground for past , present and future as well as for diffrent belief systems ,such as cunfuciasm,paoism,and budism . The ancestral cult was based on five key premises .First was the belief that the world was divided into three tiers : heaven, earth and the under world . The three levels though distinct were viewed as an incorrected reality . Second was the importance of lineage . A chinese family was connected not only there fathers and mothers of the recent past but those from the distant past .
The Invention of Chopsticks!
Chopsticks play a big role in Chinese culture. To this day many people around the world use chopsticks.