Similarities Between Africa And The Americas

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Civilizations in Africa and the Americas had very different experiences concerning trade, government and economic opportunities. Axum, emerging at around 50 CE, and Meroe, flourishing in 300 BCE, both appearing on the eastern half of Africa, had connections to the Eurasian empires and large domesticated animals to use in their specialized, imperial economies, while civilizations such as Maya, materializing cultural achievements in 250 CE, and Teotihuacan, developing in 150 BCE, had very little acculturation and no pastoral opportunities. Although Meroe, Axum, Maya and Teotihuacan had several differences including Meroe and Axum’s single, imperial monarch and extensive trading connections in comparison to Maya and Teotihuacan’s elite centered
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