America and Oceania Essay

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Encounters in Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania

The Encounters in Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania were very fascinating encounters. These encounters of early societies in the Americas and Oceania were quite similar to the ones in Africa and Eurasia. Geography also played an important role in these early societies. A few topics I will address are: in what ways were the societies of the Americas and Oceania similar to those in Africa and Eurasia in spite of such isolation. The factors in which contributed to the difficulties in sustaining log distant trade of the societies in America and Oceania with neighboring societies. The last topic I will address is what the existence of such interactions despite such
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In Oceania during an ice age when sea levels were exposed land bridges between the islands and narrowed sea crossings thus enabling migrations through the Indonesian archipelago. Australia was reached first then the Solomon Islands. In Oceania the population started to grow so people moved east spreading to islands. With their destination of the islands the climate was very tropical which enabled them to grow many things. With the increase in agriculture the economy grew culture spread and social classes developed. As you can see in some ways the people of Oceania and the Americas followed exactly what the people in Africa and Eurasia did.
The factors in which contributed to the difficulties in sustaining log distant trade of the societies in America and Oceania with neighboring societies was simple. One factor which contributed with long distant trade was a trade route which either developed by sea or land or both. With these routes you would pass by civilizations selling goods to neighboring societies and foreign ones too. Another factor was sabotages. Along sum very far routes scavengers would try to hijack the merchants and take their goods if the weren’t careful and with this going on wars/ fights would happen with neighboring societies. Another factor was sea levels rising so this also affected trade routes in Oceania Despite such difficulties these interactions of early societies