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Period II: Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication & Exchange, C. 600 BCE - C. 600 CE

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Transregional Trade Develops 0:27
    • Land routes
    • Water routes
    • Luxury Goods and Raw Materials
  • Eurasian Trade Routes 2:59
  • New Technologies Facilitate Trade 5:10
    • Bactrian Camel
    • The Stirrup
    • Monsoon Winds
    • Dhaw
  • Much More Than Just Goods Are Exchanged 7:53
    • Crops
    • Rice-Champa
    • Cotton- India
    • Changes In Farming Techniques
    • The Qanat System
    • Crops were exchanged
    • Diseases
    • Plagues (Small Pox And Measles)
    • Depopulation
    • Military Weaknesses
    • Similar Plagues Weakened The Han Empire
    • Religious and Cultural Traditions
    • Christianity
    • Hinduism
    • Buddhism
  • Bamiyan Buddhas Of Afghanistan 18:19
    • Buddha Built In Mountain Was Destroyed In 2001
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia 20:11
    • Churning Of The Ocean Of Milk
  • Period II, C. 600 BCE-C. 600 CE 21:32
    • Codification
    • New Belief Systems
    • States and Empires Develop And Grow
    • Unique Social And Economic Dimensions Develop
    • Transregional Networks of Communication