Two biggest cities:      Mohenjo-Daro      HarappaHouses withcomplex plumbing,drains, and sewersMostly FarmersA lot of mer...
People from centralAsia intermarried withnatives from theGanges river basinTheir descendents areAryansThe Vedas- a collect...
 Dividedsocial classes based on job Ledto the caste system
 Polytheistic-   many gods Onemost powerful god- Brahman Mystics-individuals who devote themselves to seeking spiritual...
 BelievedChina was the center of the Earth- called it the Middle Kingdom Surrounded by mountains, deserts, j ungles, and...
 Dynasty-  period of time  where one family rules Shang- began 1650  B.C.E. Zhou- began 1027  B.C.E. Dynastic cycle- r...
 Many   gods and nature  spirits Respect for ancestors Yin and yang     Yin- Earth and female      forces     Yang- h...
 Shang-    Studied planets    Created calendar    Made bronze and silk Zhou-    First books    Bound strips of wood...
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Civilizations in india and china

  1. 1. Two biggest cities: Mohenjo-Daro HarappaHouses withcomplex plumbing,drains, and sewersMostly FarmersA lot of merchantsand traders too
  2. 2. People from centralAsia intermarried withnatives from theGanges river basinTheir descendents areAryansThe Vedas- a collectionof prayers, hymns, andreligious teachings
  3. 3.  Dividedsocial classes based on job Ledto the caste system
  4. 4.  Polytheistic- many gods Onemost powerful god- Brahman Mystics-individuals who devote themselves to seeking spiritual truth
  5. 5.  BelievedChina was the center of the Earth- called it the Middle Kingdom Surrounded by mountains, deserts, j ungles, and oceans- isolation!
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7.  Many gods and nature spirits Respect for ancestors Yin and yang  Yin- Earth and female forces  Yang- heaven and male forces
  8. 8.  Shang-  Studied planets  Created calendar  Made bronze and silk Zhou-  First books  Bound strips of wood or bamboo Chinawas large, wealthy, and highly developed!

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