Columbian Exchange

Columbian Exchange - Columbian Exchange o Namaed for...

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Columbian Exchange o Namaed for Christopher Columbus o Def. the transfer of people animals plants and diseases between the new and old worlds o Links between previously independent biological zones o Demographic changes o Transfer of plants and animals Better nutrition’s, more calories Animals, rapid growth, horse revolutionize American culture o Permanently alter human geography and natural environment First encounters o 10 th century Norse Vikings o sail west from Iceland , settlements in Greenland o then from Greenland to Newfoundland short lived settlements Spanish in Caribbean o Spanish mariners meet indigenous Tanios o Columbus uses Hispaniola as base for trading o Disappointed the Tainos had no spices or silks o Recruit locals to mine gold o Tainos occasionally rebel but outgunned by Spanish military tech o Limited gold production causes new interest in exploiting Caribbean for sugar productions Spanish in Mexico and Peru o Spanish conquerors explore other territories
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  • Fall '08
  • PETTEGREW
  • North American, Hernán Cortés, Spanish colonization of the Americas, Spanish Empire, Spanish military tech

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