Chapter 7 World History (Africa and the Americas)
from the note taking guide
How many Mayans exist today?
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.
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