Ancient China The core of what later became the unified nation of China developed in the river valleys and deltas, mainly around the Huang He (Yellow) River. Archaeological findings, especially of early bronze artifacts, show evidence of numerous ancient ...
The Zhou Dynasty The Zhou tribe came from the west and unseated the Shang dynasty around 1150 BC. Zhou leaders did not make vast changes to Shang culture, religion, or government. Instead, they made various refinements and amendments that defined Chinese culture ...
Ancient India Geography played a major role in the isolation of ancient India. The Himalayas, which include some of the world’s tallest mountains, blocked access from the north; the other two sides of the triangular peninsula border on the Indian Ocean. This ...