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Chapter 7 – Classical Era Variations - Big Picture Question #3 What generated change in the histories of Africa and the

Americas during the classical era?

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?
In Africa, driving forces of change included the migration of the Bantu peoples into Africa south of the equator, the emergence of Niger Valley urban centers, and the rise and fall of both Axum and Meroë.

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?

•Contact with the trade networks of Eurasia also generated change in Africa. •Through contact along these networks, Christianity arrived in northeastern Africa, including Axum. Axum derived its written script from South Arabia. •The Bantu-speaking peoples adopted new crops, including coconuts, sugarcane, and especially bananas, which Indonesian sailors and immigrants brought to East Africa early in the first millennium c.e.

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?
In the Americas, the emergence of the Maya and Teotihuacán civilizations pushed Mesoamerican civilization toward new levels of complexity.

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?

The Chavín religious cult provided for the first time and for several centuries a measure of economic and cultural integration to much of the Peruvian Andes.

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?

Additional challenging evidence is the critical arrival of maize from Mesoamerica into the Ancestral Pueblo and mound-building societies.

What generated change in the histories of Africa and the Americas during the classical era?

The spread of maize into North America made it possible for the Ancestral Pueblo society to take shape and allowed Cahokia to achieve a higher degree of sophistication than did the moundbuilding societies that preceded it.