Strayer Nave2e Lecture Ch12 The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century

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Gatherers and hunters have a history, too: While non-literate and non-urban, these societies did change over time; we just don’t have written records of it.

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Robert W. StrayerWays of the World: A Brief GlobalHistory with SourcesSecond EditionChapter 12The Worlds of the Fifteenth CenturyCopyright 2013 by Bedford/St. Martin's I. The Shapes of Human CommunitiesA. Paleolithic Persistence: Australia and North America1. Gatherers and hunters have a history, too: While non-literate and non-urban, these societies did change over time; we just don't have written records of it. 2. Manipulation of the environment and trade: In Australia, aboriginal peoples manipulated the environment and engaged in relatively long-distance trade networks, indicating a certain degree of complexity.3. "Complex" or "affluent" gatherers and hunters: In the Pacific Northwest, the abundance of food sources allowed for permanent settlements of large houses, social stratification and complexity, and extensive food storage. B. Agricultural Village Societies: The Igbo and the Iroquois 1. Egalitarian kinship societies without state systems: These societies had histories and a certain degree of social and economic sophistication, but they did not have larger political systems. Instead they relied on kinship.2. "The Igbo have no king" but they did trade: The West African Igbo of present day Nigeria did not have kings or a state like their neighbors, but they did engage in trade with nearby kingdoms. 3. Great Law of Peace of the Five Nations: In what is now central New York state, history developed in a complex manner. With a major agricultural s

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