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  • By Austin Page and Dylan Delong SHANG DYNASTY 1600-1406 B.C.E
  • LOCATION • The Shang Dynasty was located in North Eastern China
  • TIME PERIOD • Emperor Tang constructed the Shang Dynasty some time around 1600 B.C. during the bronze age • It lasted for a little bit over 500 years
  • RISE AND FALL • Tang the leader the of the Shang dynasty arose to power by overthrowing emperor Jie who was the leader of the Xia dynasty • The Shang dynasty fell from power much like the Xia did they were overthrown by a neighboring kingdom
  • CRITICAL ELEMENT ONE MILITARY • Large Army • All peasants had to fight in the army as foot soldiers • Chariots and bronze weapons
  • CRITICAL ELEMENT TWO WRITING SYSTEM AND ORACLE BONES • Early form of mandarin • oracle bones helped archeologist discover history about the Shang dynasty • Oracle bones were often used to tell the future • The Shang dynasty was one of the first to use oracle bones
  • CRITICAL ELEMENT THREE GOVERNMENT • A lot more organized than most early civilizations governments • Monarchy • Had 30 emperors in only 500 years • Peasants had little to no power
  • SHANG DYNASTY BETTER THAN EGYPT • More organized army and military leaders had more power • Chinese calendar • Bronze tools • More organized and developed government
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shang_Dynasty