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  • 1. River Valley Dynasties in China
  • 2.
    • Geography
    • Huang He and Yangtze rivers
    • Plateau of Tibet
    • Gobi Desert
    • Mongolian Plateau
    • Himalaya Mountains
    • Environmental Challenges
    • Flooding of Huang He
    • Isolation
    • Settlements
    • Walled cities, fancy palaces
    • Timber framed homes in city
    • Social Classes
    • Warrior nobles and peasants
    • Role of Family
    • Central authority in society
    • Elders had privilege, women inferior
  • 3.
    • Religious Beliefs
    • Spirits of family ancestors
    • Supreme and lesser gods
    • Used oracle bones to “talk” to gods
    • Writing System
    • Many complex characters, did “unify”
    • Each one represents and idea
    • Technology
    • Weapons
    • Religious items, coins
    • Bronze and iron
    • Art
    • Silk clothing