Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and by Nayan Chanda

By Nayan Chanda

Because people migrated from Africa and dispersed in the course of the international, they've got discovered numerous methods and purposes to reconnect with one another. during this exciting ebook, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of investors, preachers, adventurers, and warriors all through historical past as they've got formed and reshaped the area. For Chanda, globalization is a means of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that all started millions of years in the past and keeps to this present day with expanding velocity and simplicity.

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The Y chromosome traces left in my genome indicate that in the long line of my great-great-great-grandfathers, the last one had the Y chromosome marker M. This marker also belonged to someone who lived in what is now Ethiopia. The part of the report that jumped out at me was this comment: “The very widely dispersed M marker can be traced to an African man, who lived some , to , years ago, and is the common ancestor of every nonAfrican person living today. ” Most interesting was the order of the markers in my Y chromosome—M to M to M to M.

The abundance of the coconut tree in particular may have been a great boon. The flesh of the coconut provides nourishment, and its juice is a safe drink. Its leaves can be used to build a shelter against sun and rain, its copra to roll into rope, and its trunk to make rafts or dugouts. Tying logs together to make a raft has long been in practice in southern India. The Tamil name for such a boat, kattumaran, later morphed into catamaran. In any case, a low sea level would certainly have made the journey through the shallow Java Sea to Indonesia easy.

The earliest known people to practice sedentary agriculture in the Jordan Valley have been called the Natufians. 64 Occupation of a particular territory came to be associated with a people for the occupation of which incessant wars were fought. ” Communities rose and transformed into principalities and kingdoms; they connected with other communities for the exchange of goods or by launching military attacks and occupying others’ land. That process continued until the emergence of modern political structures.

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