What is the significance of the development of agriculture in the early Americas?

What is the significance of the development of agriculture in the early Americas?

In Colonial America, agriculture was the primary livelihood for 90% of the population, and most towns were shipping points for the export of agricultural products. Most farms were geared toward subsistence production for family use.

What were the two main consequences for West Africa and for the Americas of early contacts between West African and Portuguese traders?

These early contacts with Portuguese traders had two significant consequences for West Africa and the Americas. First, direct trade between the Portuguese and the coastal people of West Africa bypassed the routes across the Sahara and pulled the coastal region into a closer relationship with Europe.

When and where did agricultural civilizations first develop in the Americas?

The earliest evidence of crops appears between 9000 and 8000 bp in Mexico and South America. The first crops in eastern North America may be almost as old, but substantial evidence for crop use there begins between 5000 and 4000 bp.

What were the most important long term consequences of the Spanish and English colonies in the Americas?

I think that the three most important long-term consequences of Columbus’s encounters with the Americans were slavery, spread disease through the Columbian exchange, and new rivalries in Europe. There were some positive outcomes from these things to suggest the exchange of the new exotic plants and animals.

What were the two consequences that came from trade in Western Africa?

Spread of diseases, subjugation (control) through force. Slavery (10-12 million slaves); some Africans were becoming rich from the slave trade, and some of their fittest members were now gone, causing the society to struggle.

What impact did early colonists have on the environment of North America?

Overview. Colonization ruptured many ecosystems, bringing in new organisms while eliminating others. The Europeans brought many diseases with them that decimated Native American populations. Colonists and Native Americans alike looked to new plants as possible medicinal resources.

Did Aboriginal people use agriculture?

The Aborigines farmed as an activity rather than a lifestyle. They grew crops of tubers such as yams, grain such as native millet, macadamia nuts, fruits and berries. People reared dingoes, possums, emus and cassowaries, moved caterpillars to new breeding areas and carried fish stock across country.

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