ancient china research project.
The Shang dynasty
John Shim - geographer
Ancient China was located in middle asia. It was near to the Yellow River, Pacific Ocean, and China sea. Also it had fertile lands. These geography led Ancient China to success. They had barley, wheat and millet to eat, and hemp for clothing, vegetables for their natural resources.
I can say they were geographiclly lucky because they had fertile lands which is good for agriculture. Also, the ocean and the river provided them with water and food. Today, China is located in this region.
Amr Moussa - anthropologist
What was Shang dynasty communication like?
Shang Dynasty communication started when the Chinese invented symbols. They then used these symbols to write letters to each other but somewhere along the way the symbols had changed into letters that they currently use today.
What was religion like?
Religion was a big thing there. They were polytheistic or, in English they worshiped many goddesses. They also worshiped there ancestors as well such as dead kings or queens.
What happened when they evolved?
When the Chinese evolved they began to use melted tin and copper to make plaster like goo that they could mold in to boats that were most helpful in war. But boats were also helpful for expanding territory, gathering knew and better supplies, and evolving. They also used copper for trading with others. That was helpful because they were able to get food and weapons for war.
Isabel Ruiz - Historian
Abia Ahmed - Archaeologist
Vessels that were bronze were used in their ceremonies were important to them. In war they used bronze chariots. Oracle bones were also important to them. They impacted our world today in many ways. Today, we use bronze in a lot of things. For example, jewelry and MANY other things. Shang Dynasty is known for using bronze in their artwork. Shang Dynasty had the earliest known writing system because they had the evidence on tortoise shells. They were the ones who created the first writing system! We use the writing system at school, job, or just for fun. Since we use our writing system everyday of our lives, we should know how it began.
Three Ancient China Dynasties wanted to make history by beginning the civilization. The Shang Dynasty began the first known writing system, bronze, and chariots. They had advanced technology, especially in bronze.