Among them, there are words to describe essential events, pictographs, associative compounds and phonograms. The inscriptions are early Chinese script which is recognizable as a written language.
Oracle bone writing Pieces of oracle bone engraved with early Chinese writing. Everyone will now have to sort their garbage so as much can be recycled as possible.
In they found an undisturbed archive of 17, items including bones strung together into bundles. There were about 5, kinds of different pattern, of which 1, were characters that their meanings had been known.
Chalfant — in his book Early Chinese Writing. Although it was possible to make up simple signs to represent common objects, many words were not readily picturable. By the end of the Zhou dynasty the dazhuan had degenerated to some extent.