The ancient Chinese were very concerned with knowing the future and would go to diviners for guidance on making decisions. Most of the skeletons in burials with inscribed turtleshells and bone tools were male. Caoshu , cursive written text, almost always includes character simplification, and simplified forms have always existed in print, albeit not for the most formal works. It was not, however, in widespread use at that time, and most writers continued using neo-clerical, or a somewhat semi-cursive form of it, for daily writing,  while the conservative bafen clerical script remained in use on some stelae, alongside some semi-cursive, but primarily neo-clerical.
Ancient Chinese Writing: History of How It Began
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