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Africa Timeline 500-1500
Transcript of Africa Timeline 500-1500
500-1500 CE By: Connor Colson, David Cuadrado, Sierra Lunsford, Rachel Cochrane, and last of all Maddy Schulte!!!!! (But not least!!...probably the greatest out of all of us...not really jk your awesome maddyyyyyyyyy:) no denying it!!) 500 CE In the Nile valley, Egypt is coming more and more under the domination of foreign powers. To its south, however, the civilization of Nubia continues to develop, becoming less “Egyptian” in its inspiration, and more “African”. 640 CE Political 740 CE Social Transformations Growth of the Sahara gold trade along the coast of the southern boundary of the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert was difficult but not impossible to travel through, therefore many trade routes were established through it. 800 CE Ghana Empire was at the height of its power. The Soninke people of the Ghana Empire were the first to be discovered out of the 3 great West African States. 1000 CE The rivers were important to Ghana because its economy was based on trade, and before the modern age, rivers were the fastest way to carry goods. Ghana became wealthy by collecting taxes from traders who passed through the kingdom. 1100 CE The Great Zimbabwe was an impressive stone structure of the Karanga people. The Karanga are the ancestors of Shona people in southern Africa. 1200 CE In the Battle of Kirina, the state Kangaba defeated the nearby state of Susu. Sundjata Keita, the king of the Kirina came to rule the now joined states, which would soon become the Mali Empire. 1235 CE The Arts 1400 CE Social 1441 CE "Mr. Dowling's Ghanian Page." Mr. Dowling's Ghanian Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2012. <http://www.mrdowling.com/609-ghana.html>.
"TimeMaps." Africa History Map 500 BC. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2012. <http://www.timemaps.com/history/africa-500bc 30 December 2009.
. "African Timelines Part II: African Empires, AD/CE 1st - 15th centuries ." . N.p., 30 2009. Web. 21 Oct 2012. <http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline2.htm>.
. "Africa's Kingdoms and Empires." . N.p.. Web. 21 Oct 2012. <http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/images/africa_kingdoms.jpg>. Works Cited Their message of Islam was widely
accepted and natives converted rapidly
to avoid taxes, and because of this unity
the Abbasid empire quickly flourished. Muhammad's followers
made their way across north
Africa. Economics Political Changes Economics Innovation Political In the period from 1400 to 1600, Iron smelting and forging became a social asset that eased the growth of significant centralized kingdoms in the western Sudan and along the Guinea coast of West Africa. Iron tools and weapons allowed for agriculture, efficient hunting, and new weaponry. Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria is an extraordinary compilation of ancient
art in terra-cotta, stone, and metal,
dating from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. Ife artists created sculptures that rank among the most aesthetically striking and technically sophisticated in the world. 800 CE... This year marks the beginning of the European Slave Trade in Africa. The first shipment was sent directly from Africa to Portugal. Islamicized Africans, also known as the Moors, invaded Spain until the fall of Ganada in 1492. They successfully developed Spain into a center for culture and learning in Europe. Enjoy:)