5.What was the role of trade in the Middle Ages/Renaissance?Trade brought many new ideas and goods to Europe. ... During the Renaissance people began using coins to buy goods which created a money economy. Moneychangers were needed to covert one type of currency into another. Therefore, many craftspeople, merchants, and bankers became more important i society.6.Know the various indigenous American cultures and their habitats and environments.The Arctic culture area, a cold, flat, treeless region (actually a frozen desert) near the Arctic Circle in present-day Alaska, Canada and Greenland, was home to the Inuit and
the Aleut. Both groups spoke, and continue to speak, dialects descended from what scholars call the Eskimo-Aleut language family.The Subarctic culture area, mostly composed of swampy, piney forests (taiga) and waterlogged tundra, stretched across much of inland Alaska and Canada. The Plains culture area comprises the vast prairie region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, from present-day Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. 7.Be familiar with the differences between the Aztecs, Incans, and Mayans. Where were their civilizations located? The Aztec civilization was located in Mexico. The Aztecs society was highly stratified, the emperor and priests at the top ruled a powerful empire with a population of ten to twenty million that dominated subjugated tribes in surrounding areas. Maintained a trade network. The Mayans are civilized in Mexico, Yucatan to be more specific. They were the only American culture to develop a fully written language and developed systems of mathematics and a calendar. Like the Aztecs, they practiced human sacrifice and subjugated other nearby tribes in pursuit of people and goods. They also had an extensive agriculture system producing not only food but also cotton which was used as a source of trade and wealth. The Inca civilization was located in Cuzco, Peru where they ruled 32 million people. The Inca religion was centered on the sun and its seasons, human and animal sacrifice was common. Like the
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Aztec, Inca Empire, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Population history of American indigenous peoples