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Evolved in Africa and was first Hominid to leave there.
traveled through the region
Evolved in South Africa through middle east
Spice trade dominated by Arabs
British and Islamic Turks
Why do we care about Middle East
How much oil do we use
25% and 20 million barrels a day
Favorable concession from Iran to search for oil
Zargos Fold Belt Field
Discovered in 1908 by D'Arcy
Iran oil production
4 million barrels a day out of Zargos reserves
Area between Africa, Asia and Europe
Tribes in Middle East
Patrilineal (Male oriented)
Roman Peace (people had to pay taxes, slaves caught and merchants make money)
Believed the koran and that islam could be more moderate in their views
smaller group of conservatives. Strict adherence to koran.
Battle of Tours, OCt 10, 732
Battle that stopped islamic conquest
Duke of the Franks