Shang Dynasty


Shang Dynasty Map
Description: Shang Dynasty Map
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The Shang dynasty lasted from about 1532-1027 B.C.
They are the first ruling family to leave written records
One of the capitals of the Shang Dynasty was Anyang
o It was made mainly of wood
o Located in the middle of a forest
o They had big walls around their cities, these were important because they were constantly waging war
Society was divided into nobles and peasants
A King was the ruler of the land and he was helped by warrior nobles
The noble families owned land that peasants worked on with wooden digging sticks and hoes, the soil was very rich in the Shang Dynasty
The main crops were millet, rice, and wheat
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