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Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 BCE - 600 CE
Terms in this set (18)
General Zhang Jian is credited with introducing what to China?
alfalfa and wine grapes
What military technologies did the Slk Road spread?
Chariot warfare, mounted bowmen, and the stirrup
The Indian Ocean Maritime System forged economic and social ties between... ?
East Africa, Arabia, India, China, and Southeast Asia
Why were ships in the Indian Ocean Maritime System better prepared for long-distance travel that the Greeks?
They could take advantage of monsoon winds to drive their ships
The difference between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean seafaring
Mediterranean seamen rarely sailed far from shore
Where did the early inhabitants of Madagascar come from?
the island of Southeast Asia
Why was maritime trade better in Southeast Asia that in Western Asia?
Ports had better access to fresh water and could sustain a permanent settlement
The best primary evidence of early Saharan history consists of..?
a vast number of rock paintings and engravings
What animal was most important to Saharan transportation?
Evidence indicates that camels were introduced to the Sahara from where?
Why was trans-Saharan trade so important?
it connected North and South Aftrica
The most important African network of cultural exhange can be described as what?
Mainly internal folk migrations with sub-Saharan Africa
What broad elements underlied African life and culture? (4)
Cultivation by hoe and digging stick, distinctive musical characteristics, concepts of kingship, and fixed social categories. (NOT common language)
Why did populations move into the Sahel?
What may have shaped pan-African cultural patterns?
environmental changes that inspired southern migration
The development of metallurgy in Africa involved what?
The Silk Road and Indian Ocean trade fostered the spread of what religion?
When did outsiders gain control of the African continent and establish an elite culture?
Europeans in the 19th century CE