Unformatted text preview: Kongo- along the congo river. Guinea- adopted gold as tehe standard for their currencies. Gold rich city where thousands of newcomers from the savanna came into africa’s “gold coast” but none were as powerful as mali or Ghana. West Africa kinshop groups knitted societies together. They saw marriage as a way for families to forge mutually beneficial alliances. High mortality rate=need for children=young marriages and multiple wives Yams, sugar cane, bananas, and eggplant flourished, and cotton. Artisians wove cotton or raffia plam leaves, made clothing and jewelry, and crafted tools and religious objects. Relgioion- a rorld lay beyond the on the perceived, a world the souls of most people passed to at death. Folktales, oral reciters “Maritime revolution” Prince Henry “the navigator” portugal...
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- Spring '08
- West Africa, reformation Eleventh century