This image shows the paths of ________________________ across Afro-Eurasia.
- military movements during World War II
- the Silk Roads and trade routes that branched off from these main roads
- Vasco da Gama’s exploration route
- the Pony Express courier paths
The Afro-Eurasian world zone had an edge over other zones for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
- Afro-Eurasia had larger populations due to advances in farming brought about by the domestication of indigenous animals such as the horse, ox, and camel.
- Afro-Eurasians developed immunities to diseases as they travelled along the trade routes.
- Afro-Eurasians traded extensively with each other, which led to an increase in collective learning and more advanced technology such as iron and gunpowder.
- Afro-Eurasia had the advantage of being geographically situated in the South Pacific Ocean where people could island hop and exchange goods and information.
The use of __________________ as depicted in the images below helped to facilitate trade.
The success of the first Silk Roads was due to the stability of empires such as the Romans and the Han along with the demand for the luxurious goods such as silk.
How did this animal help accelerate collective learning?
- The Europeans began using them to trade between local kingdoms, thus exchanging goods and ideas among the people of Europe.
- They were native to the Middle East and were used to carry goods across the roads, making the people of the Middle East like an ancient FedEx that carried goods and ideas between Asia and Europe.
- Africans used them to carry goods and ideas along the Amazon River Valley.
- Europeans brought the camel over to the Americas to help with trade between colonies.