Agriculture and Economy

- Great Zimbabwe one of most significant trading regions in medieval period
- Main trading items: gold, iron, copper, tin, cattle, and also cawrie shells
- Imported items: glassware from Syria, metalwork, cloth, Persian and Chinese ceramics from the 13-14 th centuries
- Did trade with African interior and Indian Ocean.
-Rise theory: based on gold trade,
- Gold not entire explanation but could have played a big role
- Cattle played a big role

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