In the Paleolithic Age, hunters and gatherers rarely traded with other groups. We were more concerned with finding resources nearby
We now are able to trade. We can depend on trade if we want or need other materials. Trade works by bringing goods to a meeting point and exchange the products, services, or ideas.
For example, these two people are in the middle of a trade. One is supplying obsidian to trade for shell ornament.
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You know what else trading did? It gave us contact with people from distant places.
Now we can have access to more goods near and far. We have the opportunity to trade things that other people have to offer. It allowed us to make more use of the resources we have. Also we can spread more knowledge and ideas throughout the world.