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Science and Technology Game : Was this invented in China? Answer: Yes/no
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1. Plow- no The first recorded form of plough is found on the 4000 years documents of Egypt and Sumeria. • But, plows were found in Liangzhu site in China, dating 3000 years old. • Chinese iron plow ( introduced to Holland and England in the 17th century sparkling a revolution in Europe)
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2. Dominoes 1200AD- Yes. • This game was invented by the Chinese and spread to Europe with the silk and spice traders • Over time Chinese dominoes evolved into the Mahjong set.
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Chinese dominoes 天九 至尊
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3. Abacus- No An abacus consists of a framed set with rods on which balls or beads are moved. The oldest counting boards have been found in fourth century BCE Rome. The abacus has been in existence in China since the second century BCE,
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4. Decimal system –Yes and No • The first use of a place value system should be attributed to the ancient Sumerians around 3100-2800 BC. • The Indians were the first to use it with a decimal base (base 10). • All current evidence points towards the Indian system having been influenced by the base 10 Chinese counting boards . • The key contribution of the Indians is the invention of the place holder zero. '. • The first evidence of decimals in Europe is in a Spanish manuscript of 976 AD by Gerbert, who had studied under Arabic mathematicians.
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5. Chopsticks 1766 BC- Yes Chopsticks were invented in the Shang dynasty (1766-1122 B.C.)
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6. Measure unit- foot/feet- No The Romans invented this using soldier’s foot as unit of measurement
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7. Paper 105 AD- Yes Papermaking was attributed to a Chinese imperial official named Cai Lun 蔡倫 (Ts’ai Lun) , who created sheets of paper using mulberry plant fibers, fishnets, old rags and hemp in 105 A.D..
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8. Cross-bow- Yes 500BC The earliest representations we have of the crossbow date from 400 BCE, in China. By 209 BCE the Chinese army had 50,000 crossbowmen who fought with mass-produced bronze weapons. These were usually mounted and could fire up to 650 feet. The first pictorial evidence of European hand-held wooden crossbows dates to about 1200 CE .
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9. Chess- No Chess was invented by the Indians .
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  • Spring '09
  • KamlingWong
  • 12th century, Centuries, century BC, century BCE, Chinese iron plow

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