The early Bronze Age

First dynasties, first capitals

During the Shang Dynasty, cities became important centers of political, ritual, economic, and military activity. Capital cities were the centers of a ruler’s political and spiritual power.

  1. TOPICEarly states/first dynasties

  2. 1Wine vessel (you)

  3. 2, 3Bronze vessels

  4. 4-6Bronze weapons

  5. 7-13Jade carvings