ch 2-3 summaries - Between chapters two and three we see...

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Between chapters two and three we see the history of how Africa grew as a country. Also how it developed different ways of living through the use of new technologies. Both of these chapters can relate to us today in the way that when technology changes so do our societies. Beginning with chapter two, it tells about the new form of crop cultivation. There were new types of concentrated crops also known has heavy- yielding “grasses.” Some examples of this were wheat, barley, sorghum, and millets. All these new types of crops were able to be cultivated in certain regions of Africa. With the increase in population and demand these crops all became domesticated. Domestication was not just in crops but also in animals also referred to as ‘patoralism’. Unlike in the past where animals would be free hunted they also became domesticated. This was because over the years the animals became too large in population and would not have been able to survive on their own. After learning about what kinds of change had been taking place in agriculture it is now time to discuss the impact of this type of change. Now that Africa had been able to domesticate animals and crops there was no more need in having to consistently move around. As long as they put their settlements in a fertile region where they could grow their own food. Many of them lived in homes that were constructed of mud poles, woven reeds, and thatching or
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course AFRICANA-S 235 taught by Professor Sall during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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