Forest States

Forest States - Forest States 1200 to 1500 population...

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Forest States 1200 to 1500 population expansion development of new power centers populations move into available land increased production of crops and minerals 1400-1800 major developments and innovation in state formation and ecological and cultural adaptations steady growth in the regions population. Creative uses of available resources, variety of social organizations emerge, competition led to more centralized polities Development of powerful states like: Asante, Benin, and Oyo Also – emergence of a variety of cultural traditions Rely mostly on archaeologists for this information, don’t know that much about Africa until we have the viewpoints/introduction of Europeans to the area Important to note: root of states lay in their production, and in their own cultures, not necessarily in trade or through foreign influence. Though trade was important and played a role, it was not one of the most significant factor
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