Colonial Exchange during the Age of Discovery

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Sheet1 Colonial Exchange during the Age of Discovery The voyages of the Iberians marked history. The discovery of the new world meant the unification of two old worl These old worlds had different beliefs, attitudes, language, and values. The culture of these two worlds would ne the same. The native peoples of America at the end of the fifteenth century ranged from the simplest hunting-fishing-gather societies to highly developed civilizations with urban and peasant components. In spite of these notable differenc were alike in that they had all developed from the level of pre-bow-arrow hunters without significant contact with o regions. There high civilizations were based on agricultural and trading economies, with craft specialization, large monumental architechture, elaborate politico-religious organizations, and dense populations. Soft metal was work writing was being developed, and the idea of the wheel was present in toys. Until the end of the fifteenth century, the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula were grouped in several politically auto units, resulting in significant cultural and social differences. These people shared the same basic cultural history t several millenia, during which time they were exposed to the basic innovations of Western Eurasia and North Afri Phoenicians and Greeks brought civilization from the Eastern Mediterranean, and Neolithic farmers from Africa h followed by Hallstat iron workers from Europe. Six centuries of Roman domination gave the peninsula a common language, unified political control, widespread urbanization, and other forms and values of Rome. Agriculture, me mathematics, and other forms of science was brought
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.

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