a group of inscribed animal bones and shells discovered in China and used originally in divination by the ancient Chinese, especially during the Shang dynasty.
a number of incised animal bones (usu. shoulder blades) and turtle shells discovered in China that were used for divination during the Shang dynasty period (c 1766-1122 BC)
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