Chapter 7 World History (Africa and the Americas)

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How many Mayans exist today?

6 million

Where do modern Mayans live?

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras

Who were treated like the following? and for how long?
-__ centuries of depression, exploitation, and neglect by Spanish colonizers and independent governments that followed

Mayans (over the past 500 years)

5 Classical Civilizations

Greeks, Persians, Romans, Chinese, Indians

Smaller civilizations during the classical period:

Meso-american Maya, Meroë, Peruvian Moche, Axum, Niger river valley

Who do the histories of the civilizations not neatly fit into the usual chronological boundaries of the classical age in Eurasia?

-because patterns of historical development around the world did not always coincide precisely
-uneven population distribution (with most of it in Eurasia)

Around the year "0", the world population stood at approximately ______ million. The population of the U.S. today is around ______ million.

250, 310

During this time period, the human population was unevenly distributed. Eurasia had over _____%, Africa _____%, and the Americas ___ to ___%

80, 11, 5, 7

Why do historians focus more on Eurasia than Africa or the Americas?

Unevenness in population distribution

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