added by archaeologs [Shih-lou]. A city in Shanxi province, China, on the southward bend of the Yellow River. Shang bronze weapons and ritual vessels have been found repeatedly in and near Shilou. These objects date from the An yang period but many are by Anyang standards eccentric in style. Central Shanxi seems to have, been the home of a bronze-using power influenced by contact with less civilized populations farther north (see Ordos) and culturally somewhat different from the Anyang civilization — a description that may apply equally well to the nearby Zhou people before their conquest of Shang.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983