Several elite traditions emerged in the Longshan phase, and transformed somewhat during the Shang Dynasty. Select any two of these traditions. Describe each tradition you chose, and explain the differences found in each of the two traditions between the Longshan and Shang cultures.
The text discusses three urban centers that highlight the characteristics of Shang cities. Given what has been archaeologically recovered from each site, select the urban center that you think best exemplifies Shang Dynasty urban centers and explain your choice.
What is the shared significance of the following areas, as revealed through archaeology: area north of Zhukaigou, Sanxingdui, and Xin’gan?