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The introduction of a new food crop about 400 C.E. encouraged a fresh migratory surge in Africa. What was the crop?
By 1000, most pasrts of Africa south of the equator had been settled by people speaking what language?
Which food, first domesticated in southeast Asia, provided a nutrutious supplement to Bantu diets and allowed the Bantu to expand into forested regions?
In regard to political structure, the early Bantu societies
governed themselves mostly through family and kinship groups
A Bantu district, which consisted of a group of villiages,
was usually not ruled by a chief or by a larger government
One of the central factors in the establishment of trans-Saharan trade was the
domestication of the camel
Just as the kingdoms of west Africa depended on trans-Saharan trade, the kingdoms of east Afica depended on
Indian Ocean trade
The conversion to Islam by east African merchants and princes did all the following EXCEPT
completely eliminate the animistic religions
In the smaller states of sub-Saharan Africa, the chief considerations for determining social position were
kinship, age groups, and sex and gender expetations
In regard to gender issues in sub-Saharan Africa,
women had more opportunities open to them than did their counterparts in other societies
In sub-Saharan Africa, an age grade was
a publicly recognized group that performed tasks based on their strength adn maturity
Since there was no concept of private ownership of land in sub-Saharan Africa,
slave ownership formed an important aspect of determining personal wealth
Historians estimate that between 750 and 1500 C.E., the number of slaves transported north as part of the trans-Saharan slave trade exceeded
Most sub-Saharan African religions
centered on the practical business of explaining and predicting the experiences of individuals
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