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Yogini Patel Anthro 150 Discussion October 22, 2010 1. What was the structure of the long distance trade? a. There was trade present between Afghanistan, the vast plains and deserts of the Iran, the fertile lands of Mesopotamia, the plains of Syria and the Anatolian plateau. This area was known as the Near East. Most of the places it was traded to were Ur, Kanesh, Larsa, Mari, and Sippar. We are aware of the contacts that initiated the trade. Some things that were imported to these countries were copper, stone, ivory, pearls, spices, tin (?), textiles, wool, silver (?), slaves, wine, wood, horses (?), oil and aromatics. Some items that were exported to these countries were textiles, wools, oil, barley, silver, wheat, sesame, silver, gold, tin, wine, wood, paint, and aromatics. This was over a long distance of time. 2. How do we, as archaeologists detect this long distance trade? a. The evidence that we have that we know that it was traded over long
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Unformatted text preview: distance is the fact it was written down in these complex societies. Some were admins., privates or diplomatic and admin. We also know who was contacted in order to make the trade possible. We have found old fossils that indicate that such items were not native to such lands and assumed that they were traded amongst the people. 3. What was the importance of this long distance trade to the development or maintenance of the society at one end of the trade route or the other? a. The trade allowed the natives of their own country to thrive and make technological innovation thus allowing them to pave forward and industrialize their society. The socio-economic system of central Mesopotamian region sees a transformation in which the centralized bureaucracy is the dominate feature, towards a system in which private accumulation appears to become more steady and important...
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