2 Central African Societies Hunter-GatherersStatelessSocietiesLocations-Near Congo River,Kalahari Desert
3 Hunter-GatherersWhat do you remember about hunter-gatherers?
4 Stateless Societies Based on a common ancestor. (Lineage) Patrilineal- trace their ancestors through their fathersMatrilineal- trace their ancestors through their mothers.Matrilineal and Patrilineal are based on who inheritance is passed from.
5 Power is balanced among the families. Respected elders from different families settle disputes.Age-Set System- a group of people who are born around the same time period. They move together through life’s stages.(Kalahari story)
7 East African Kingdoms Zimbabwe Location: Near Zambezi and Limpopo RiversOn the coast of the Indian Ocean.City of “Great Zimbabwe” was the capital.
8 Zimbabwe The city of Great Zimbabwe was an important trading center. It linked Africa’s interior gold fields to the trading cities on the coast.Great Zimbabwe gained control of the trade routes and taxed all who used them.By 1450 CE Great Zimbabwe was abandoned. No one knows why.