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Life in Medieval Africa

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Olivia Sinatra

on 20 November 2013

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Life in Medieval Africa
Main Idea
Despite Africa's great size, its societies shared many common traits.
-The family formed the basis of African society. People often lived in
extended families
, or families made up of several generations. They included anywhere from ten to hundreds of members.
by: Olivia S., Ava W., Gabriel, and Kai
Chapter 3 Section 3
Many villages, especially Bantu villages, were
matrilineal.

They traced their descent through mothers rather than fathers. When a woman married, however, she joined her husband's family. To make up for the loss, her family recieved gifts-cloth, metal tools, cattle, or goats-from the husbands family.
Many villagers, especially Bantu villages, were
matrilineal.
They traced their descent through mothers rather than fathers. When woman married, however, she joined her husband's family. To make up for the loss, her family received gifts-cloth, metal tools, cattle, or goats-from the husband's family.

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