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BC: Work Citied | http://apwiki.pbworks.com/w/page/363480/Trans-Sahara%20Trade | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tran-Saharan_trade | http://www.smi.uib.no/paj/Masonen.html

FC: Trans- Saharan Trade Route | By: Amberleigh Reyes, Ralph Romano, and Phuoc Ngyugen

1: Key Concepts 3.1. Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks. I: Improved transportation technologies and commercial practices led to an increased volume of trade, and expanded the geographical range of existing and newly active trade networks. A. Existing trade route flourished and promoted the growth of powerful new trading cities. i: Required examples of existing trade routes: 3. The Trans- Saharan

2: What was the Trans- Saharan Trade Route? | ~The Trans- Saharan Trade Route was a major route between the Mediterranean countries and Sub- Saharan Africa. ~ The peak of this trade was from the 8th century to the late 16th century. ~ The economies that took apart in trading on this route were the Mediterranean and Sub- Saharan economies.

3: What was traded on this route? | This trade was used predominatly ... ~gold ~ivory ~spices ~wheat ~animals ~plants

4: The History from the Trans- Saharan? | 500 B.C.E - 1000 C.E. Bantu migrations | 200 B.C.E. : The existince Camel nomads in southern Sahara started to appear | 46 B.C.E : First mention of camels in northern Sahara. | 300 C.E. : Beginning of camel nomadism in northern Sahara.

5: 8th century- 16th century: the peak of this trade route | Technology that was spread.... | ~Cross bow ~compass

6: What empires took a part into trading on the Trans- Saharan? | ~The Soninke Empire | ~The Ghana Empire | ~Mali Empire | ~ Kaneum Bornu Empire | ~ ETC, ETC

7: How did the empires benefit from the trade? | ~ The empires that traded with the Muslim people benefited in that the spread of Islam occurred. Ex: Most of Ghana converted to Islam | ~The eastern part of the Trans- Saharan trade route helped benefited in that it led to the development of the Kaneum Bornu empire. | ~ All empires benefited in the form of their economies being stable and obtaining the resources they need.

8: What influence/effects did this trade route give/had? | ~ Helped keep the economies of those apart of the trade stable. | ~ Spread the use of new technology (i.e. Compass and Cross- Bow) | ~ Brought in luxury goods to the locations apart of this trade route. | ~ Spread the cultures and traditions between the traders. * EX: Spread of Islam from the Muslim traders to the African traders | ~Spread Diseases

9: Location | ~ This trade occurred in parts of Africa, in some parts of the Meditterranean, and parts of the Middle East. | ~ Some of the locations were: * Egypt, Ethiopia, Empire of Ghana, , Libya, Europe, etc, etc | *** refer to map for more locations***

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