Sub-Saharan Africa to 1600 CE. Geography and Foundations Early Civs: Nubia, Nok, Aksum Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter: Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, Songhai Other Peoples of West Africa: Hausa, Yoruba Benin East African City-States.
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Geography and Foundations
Early Civs: Nubia, Nok, Aksum
Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter:
Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, Songhai
Other Peoples of West Africa: Hausa, Yoruba Benin
East African City-States
- built after Egyptian pyramids
- more of a status symbol and a tombstone; buried outside of the pyramid
Steep because they used a shaduf, which limits how far away you can lift the blocks?
from SE Asia
The banana is mentioned for the first time in history in buddhist texts 600 years BCE. Alexander the Great discovers the taste of the banana in the Indian valleys in 327 BCE . The existence of an organized banana plantation could be found in China back in the year 200 CE. In 650 CE, Islamic conquerors brought the banana back to Palestine. The Arabic merchants finally spread the bananas all over Africa. Only in 1502 the Portuguese start the first banana plantation in the Caribbean and in central America.
Spanish mapmaker’s view of Mansa Musa