The Age of Explorations

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The Age of Explorations

Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:33 pm

Some explorations that happened earlier was the Islam and the Spice trade in Moluccas (Indonesia today). The Chinese Admiral Zheng He & the Ming “Treasure Fleet". Also, Europe with Marco Polo in 1271, better seaworthy ships, their expansions became a state enterprise and monarchs had the authority and the resources.
This caused some clashes between some cultures. The white Europeans used the land for economic needs, cleared the land, destroying hunting areas and fencing it off into private property, and divided the land and selling it for monetary value.
However, the Americans, had relationships with environment as part of their religion. They needed to hunt for survival., and ownership meant access to the things that the land produced, not ownership of the land itself.

Some technology that emerged in this time was:
-Ships (caravel)
-Guns (wheel lock rifle)
-Astrolabe (early compass)
-Mariner’s compass
-Better maps.

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Re: The Age of Explorations

Post  Romane D. on Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:57 pm

The desire of maritime exploration began in Europe. There were three main reasons that are really important, they said it was Glory, God, and Gold. They wanted more power around the world, they also wanted to spread their religion around, and they wanted to be more wealthy and trade more. As they did these voyages they learned two main things, the earth isn’t flat it is round and they started to have a better idea of how the continents were formed. On each maritime trip that they did there was always a cartographer aboard and he would always kept track of the land and the water to be able to make maps better. Good topic Sarahh! afro
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