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  • Two biggest cities: Mohenjo-Daro HarappaHouses withcomplex plumbing,drains, and sewersMostly FarmersA lot of merchantsand traders too
  • People from centralAsia intermarried withnatives from theGanges river basinTheir descendents areAryansThe Vedas- a collectionof prayers, hymns, andreligious teachings
  •  Dividedsocial classes based on job Ledto the caste system
  •  Polytheistic- many gods Onemost powerful god- Brahman Mystics-individuals who devote themselves to seeking spiritual truth
  •  BelievedChina was the center of the Earth- called it the Middle Kingdom Surrounded by mountains, deserts, j ungles, and oceans- isolation!
  •  Dynasty- period of time where one family rules Shang- began 1650 B.C.E. Zhou- began 1027 B.C.E. Dynastic cycle- rise and fall of dynasties  Controlled by Heaven
  •  Many gods and nature spirits Respect for ancestors Yin and yang  Yin- Earth and female forces  Yang- heaven and male forces
  •  Shang-  Studied planets  Created calendar  Made bronze and silk Zhou-  First books  Bound strips of wood or bamboo Chinawas large, wealthy, and highly developed!