Presentation on theme: "Trade in the Early World"— Presentation transcript:
1 Trade in the Early World Patterns of Interregional Unity
2 Beginning in the year 300, numerous inventions, goods, ideas, and religions were starting to spread from their regions of origin.
3 …That spread of ideas and things is part of cultural exchange. By the end of the 1300s, many of these important ideas and useful things had spread all across Africa, Europe and Asia……That spread of ideas and things is part of cultural exchange.…
4 Trade was closely linked to cultural exchange. Empires supported trade in Africa, Europe and Asia. Merchants traveled great distances in search of wealth.
5 Trade RoutesA trade route is a path along which goods are transported from one area to another.
23 The Americas had fewer people than Africa, Europe, and Asia - the two land masses were geographically isolated from each other. Developments in the two regions were similar in some ways and different in others.
24 In any case, the Americas were also a region of active human connections.
25 Sciences like astronomy, mathematics and engineering were developed. Cultural development and exchange in the Americas: The Maya, Inca, and Aztec EmpiresSciences like astronomy, mathematics and engineering were developed.Mayans developed a writing system and the Aztecs developed a calendar.Trade routes connected regions.Mining, irrigation, and agricultural technologies developed.Crops like potatoes, maize, tomatoes, cotton, and chocolate were grown.Mississippian MicaMoche CeramicMayan CalendarInca GoldCorn & Potatoes
27 It had to happen sooner or later! At the very end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the next era (the Renaissance), European mariners set out on trans-oceanic voyages to the Americas.Those voyages linked the Americas with Africa, Europe and Asia for the first time since the migrations of people over 13,000 years earlier!It had to happen sooner or later!
28 This began when Columbus returned to Spain in 1493 Columbian ExchangeThis began when Columbus returned to Spain in 1493
29 This is the exchange of plants, animals, and people between Europe and the Americas
31 Sparked the migration of people Spread new European diseases to Native American populations
32 The exchange of new products and ideas prompted economic growth in Europe
33 Stern-rudderCompassLateen SailMapmakingCultural exchange in Africa, Europe and Asia before 1500 CE made possible the technologies that in turn permitted transoceanic voyages.Is that why people from Africa, Europe and Asia discovered the Americas, and not the opposite?