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  1. Phoenician Traders

  2. Mediterranean “Hot Bed” • Phoenicians, or Mediterranean traders, carried many new ideas from one society to another • Writing, government, and religion • Minoans dominate trade early, pottery and precious metals • Mysteriously disappear? • Phoenicians step in…

  3. Phoenician Mediterranean • Take over Mediterranean trade network • Series of wealthy city-states all competing against each other all over • Spain, North Africa, Sicily, Sardinia • Great seamen, traded with Britain • Expect craftsmen • Wood, metal, glass, and murex • Traded their goods with others while transporting other civilizations goods to trade • Language creation • First to use symbols as sounds • Needed a quick and uniform way to communicate with trade partners who were from all over

  4. Trade Networks • Phoenician trade ensured the exchange of products and information • Ideas, religious beliefs, art, and ways of living • Cultural diffusion through moving merchandise • Same thing happening today… • Interdependent world • Creates a “global caste” • Look ahead… • Trade simulation game…5 groups