RSG Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Empires Built on Gold and Trade

In this lesson you will read about the rise of the Great Zimbabwe and the Mutapa Empire

Empires Built on Gold and Trade

Empires Built on Gold and Trade

Rise of the Shona Civilization

It was located near routes and surrounded by plains used for and cattle raising.

Gold Brings Great Wealth

It's location in the center of  trade routes allowed it to  traders and merchants.

A New Kingdom Emerges

It controlled the trade.

Terms and Names

  • Bantu-speaking people who settled in the valley of the LImpopo River in southern Africa
    Shona
  • largest settlement and center of Shona Empire
    Great Zimbabwe
  • largest and most important section of Great Zimbabwe
    Great Enclosure
  • kingdom founded after the fall of Great Zimbabwe
    Mutapa