The Zhou Dynasty
by Ella and Ryan
The male citizens in the Zhou dynasty had different jobs based on their wealth and background. Wealthy people could go into government and become government officials. Poor citizens were farmers, craftsmen, or iron workers. The Zhou dynasty was famous for their bronze smelting. Bronze smelters made weapons and farming tools. Some important products in the Zhou dynasty are ox drawn plows, crossbows, long irrigation canals, weapons, soybeans, and grain. The Zhou did not do much trading because they did not have the ability to travel far places. Instead they gave gifts or tributes to neighboring places in China or civilizations around the area.
Inventions, Technology, Science, and Architecture
While the Zhou Dynasty was at it’s best, they had lots of new inventions that benefited their society. These inventions are anything from glass production, engineering technology for irrigation, drainage, waterways, canals, dikes, and dams. They invented sound vibrations by pipes and bells to create music. The Zhou Dynasty improved and perfected the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. They would make gold and silver inlays in metal and wooden lacquered objects. Over 20 states helped to build what is called the Great Wall of China and the Zhou Dynasty. The Zhou Dynasty created lots of inventions which helped the Zhou Dynasty accomplish a lot during 1046 - 1043 BC.
Chinese Lunar Calendar
This is a picture of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, they perfected it and made it even better!
Pipes and Bells
They used pipes and bells to create sound vibrations which was there music!
They used irrigation canals for engineering technology!
Religion, Culture, and Social Life
This is a picture of a ying yang symbol. The Zhou reliogon was Daoism and there symbol is a ying yang.
Book Of Songs
The Book of Songs is the oldest existing Chinese poetry book!
The Zhou made pottery out of