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5. Describe the agricultural technology used by Medieval Europeans and West Africans. In your opinion which was more effective (or even more advanced)? Use examples from the reading to support your answer. Thesis Statement: People have depended on agriculture for years as the primary source of getting food, dating back to medieval times. We have developed all kinds of ways to manipulate nature so what we can produce higher yield crops, more nutritious crops, bigger crops, crops that withstand cold, and farming equipment that allows us to manufacture these crops with relative ease. The Spinning Wheel, Stirrups, Astrolabe, Eyeglasses, Compass, Tidal Mills, Gunpowder and Printing Press are a number of very important inventions made in medieval times. (Medieval Inventions List, 2020) Agriculture is the basic driver of West Africa’s economy. Farming was the big agricultural technology in West Africa. “Heavy wheeled plows were used to work European

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