Check Your Understanding Questions
What do you think was the most important climatic feature in the evolution of African societies?
What are the traditional gender roles followed by Baka society?
What distinguished hunter-gatherer societies in Africa from settled societies?
How did the Neolithic Revolution affect African societies?
Why did earlier scholars believe that ironworking technologies were disseminated to sub-Saharan Africa, and what evidence leads most scholars today to accept that these societies independently developed ironworking?
In what ways did the Bantu migrations affect African civilization?
How did the decline of Egypt after the Middle Kingdom affect the Kingdom of Kush?
What role did trade play in the relationship between Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush?
What were some of the advantages for Kush of relocating to Meroe?
What effect did the rising power of Rome in North Africa have on Maghreb?
Why did the Ptolemies, who were Macedonian Greeks, style themselves as Egyptian pharaohs?
What made early trans-Saharan trade possible?