Where did the nomadic peoples migrate to, and why? What was their impact on the “urban cores” of the ancient world

Where did the nomadic peoples migrate to, and why? What was their impact on the “urban cores” of the ancient world

Map Exercise, Unit Two

Look carefully at Map 4.1, “Afro-Eurasia, 1200 BCE – Urban Cores and Land and Sea Migrations,” in Chapter 4. Where did the nomadic peoples come from? What was the basis of the economies of these nomadic invaders in Afro-Eurasia? Where did the nomadic peoples migrate to, and why? What was their impact on the “urban cores” of the ancient world? Was it only negative, or did they contribute to these societies, unwelcome as they have been in the urban cores? Why is it that we know so little about them? What does that suggest about why we generally have a negative image of them?

Your responses should be 550-650 words.