Essay on Earth and Its People Edition 3 Chapter 7 Outline

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The Impact of the Silk Road

The Silk Road at first caused many pastoral groups to form. Eventually, rich families did settleand build large establishments.

The Silk Road allowed the spread of religions ( see chart above
) such as Nestorian Christianity,Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism.

The stirrup spread though out the Silk Road. It allowed riders to be much more stable and thuscaused military innovation. i.e. the superiority of the Tang calvary in China.
The Indian Ocean Maritime System

The Indian Ocean Maritime System was a society of seafarers established across the IndianOcean and South China Sea.

This trade system linked a network of sea trade routes from Africa to China. The main playerswere
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The Advent of Iron and the Bantu Migrations

Agriculture started in the 2nd millennium B.C.E. and spread southward from the area by theSahara.

Archaeology has also uncovered traces of copper mining in the Sahara from the early firstmillennium B.C.E.

Copper smelting was during 400 C.E.

Iron smelting was around the 1st millennium C.E.

The Africans of Bantu probably figured out how to smelt iron by themselves.
The Spread of Ideas Ideas and Material Evidence

In SE Asian, pig domestication was extremely important.

Coinage in Anatolia and Europe was extremely popular.

At the same time coinage in China was also very popular.
The Spread of Buddhism

Please See The Above Image and Your Religious Charts
The Spread of Christianity

Please see Religious Chart

I. The Silk Road
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A. Origins and Operations
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1. The Silk Road was an overland route that linked China to the Mediterranean

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