The Zhou Dynasty
By Matthew Martone
How long the Dynasty lasted
- Zhou dynasty almost ruled for a millennium, establishing the distinctive political and cultural Characteristics that were to be identified with china for the next 2000 years.
- The Zhou coexisted with the Shang for many years, living just west of the Sheng territory
Lasted 1600-1046 BC!
During the Zhou dynasty, china underwent through dramatic changes, iron, ox drawn plows, cross bows, and horse back riding, were all introduced. Large scale irragation and water control projects were also instituted for the first time, greatly increasing the crop yield of the northern China plane
The Histories Part 23: The Zhou Dynasty