Answer to Question #130957 in History for Simanga

Question #130957

What economic activities were practised by precolonial South African communities in the North Western of precolonial Southern Africa, and why ?

Expert's answer

          The most economic activities practiced by precolonial South African communities in the North Western, The Archaeologists have found that evidence of trade in luxury items like precious metals and shells across the entirety of the continent, there was considerable trade that could cover long distances. African economic history focused on explanations of poverty and obscures other aspects such as the achievements of African farmers, traders and states, including improvements in food security, and episodes of economic growth. Earliest humans were hunter gatherers living in small, family group.

          The first agriculture in Africa began in the Sahara Desert the food group used to exchange for gold ivory and slaves later it spread to West Africa and the Sahel. which result to trade empire the iron working developed independently in African, continents Copper was quite rare in Africa while iron was quite common. In Nubia and Ethiopia iron trade and agricultural surpluses lead to the establishment of cities and civilizations during Iron Age. 

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