Presentation on theme: "Ancient Trade Routes Today we will work on our understanding of trade during Time Period I and II. We will look at routes, goods, and primary sources in."— Presentation transcript:
Ancient Trade Routes Today we will work on our understanding of trade during Time Period I and II. We will look at routes, goods, and primary sources in this presentation. On your blank map, carefully draw the major routes presented, some of the empires involved, major goods traded, major inventions’ original locations, and the path of the spread of ideas, as we discuss Label each of the 3 routes in a different color.
4 Main Trade Routes Silk Roads – land route across Eurasia Indian Ocean Maritime System – water round around the Indian Ocean Trans-Saharan Route – land route connecting Sub-Saharan Africa to the other 2 Eurasian Trade Systems American Trading Systems – traded luxury goods but more limited in scope
Who Traded? Silk Roads – East Asians = producers; Everyone else = buyers; pastoralists = facilitators IOMS – South East Asians, Chinese, East Africans, Indians & Arabs = traders; route connected eventually with the Mediterranean Sea Trans-Saharan – Berbers = North African pastoralists and trade facilitators; West Africans = producers of gold, animals skins, ivory; East African = producers of animal skins, ivory Europe – at this time was a crappy peninsula hanging off the edge of Asia. NOT VERY INVOLVED
Technology and Inventions
Camel saddle – invented in the Mid East and spread through sub-Saharan Africa. Distributed the load of goods the camel carried.
Syncretism The blending of different cultural elements that results in a new hybrid of both. Cultural Diffusion The movement of ideas, people, religions, languages, diseases, goods, etc. around the globe