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Stokes Brown, Cynthia
An introduction to the travels of three great adventurers in Afro-Eurasia.
For a brief period, from about 10,000 years ago to about 500 years ago, the rising seas at the end of the last ice age divided the world. Four non-connected geographic zones formed. Four distinct groups of people created their own cultures. They
Like the other civilizations you have studied, geography shaped the history and culture of both Greece and Rome. These civilizations developed in mountainous regions, which posed agricultural, transportation, and communication challenges for set
The account of the travels of the Muslim legal scholar Ibn Battuta in the first half of the fourteenth century reveals the wide scope of the Muslim world at that time.
During the same narrow sliver of cosmic time,cities, states, and civilizations formed on their own in several places around the world
At the height of the Mongol Empire, Marco Polo served Emperor Kublai Khan in China and returned to Venice to write an account of his experiences that would give Europeans some of their earliest information about China.
Mesoamerica was home to many civilizations over the course of the last 3,000 years. The Olmecs, Maya, the people of Teotihuacan, and the Aztecs all dominated this region, either politically or religiously, at some point in that time frame. While
The city of Uruk arose about 5,000 years ago. Although it isnt the oldest city in the world, it did have a large population that was supported by agriculture. The written and archaeological evidence unearthed by scholars demonstrates that peopl
In the early 1400s, Zheng He led the largest ships in the world on seven voyages, exploring lands around the Indian Ocean. His travels showed off China's excellent shipbuilding and navigation skills.
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