CHINESE DYNASTIES. Ancient Dynasties. Xia- (2100-1600 BCE)- “The Legendary Dynasty” founded by “Yu the Great” Settled along the Huang He (Yellow) River. Yu was considered an engineer and one of the first rulers who tried to harness the floodwaters of the Huang He. (Irrigation System)
* Had divided social classes
* Created a 3,000 character system of writing.
* Used bronze to create weapons, vessels, and war chariots
* Agriculture was main way of life and developed a farming calendar.
* Sericulture- Raising of mulberry trees to attract worms that fed off of trees and produced silk.