Anyang

Anyang tile

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Anyang was one of the first Chinese civilizations developed in the basin of the Huanghe region. The site was known as a ceremonial center for the entire Shang state. Shang culture, society, and economy can be determined through artifacts found at the site. Oracle bones show inscriptions of “shu” and ‘ji” (millets) and “dao” (rice) which is further proven by epigraphic studies of the remnants. A number of traces of ornate pottery and polished stone tools, as well as domesticated animal bones (dogs, chickens, and pigs) were all present in large numbers during the site’s excavation. (1)

(1) Barker, G. (2009). The agricultural revolution in prehistory: Why did foragers become farmers?. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 189.