What were the two types of societies throughout this region?
Agricultural societies, whose economies were largely based on farming. And trading societies, which depend primarily on trade for income.
What expanded after the emergence of states in the region?
Trade through southeast Asia expanded after the emergence of states in the area and reached even greater heights after the Muslim conquest of Northern India .
What was the biggest trade commodity in this area?
The rise and demand for spices added to the growing volume of trade. Southeast Asia was the only place people could get spices.
Where did people live? What were the roles of women?
The aristocrats lived in the major cities. Beyond the major cities lived the farmers, fishers, artisans, and merchants. Women worked side by side with men in the fields and often played an active role in trading activities.
There is on important piece of architecture that took a very long time to make, what is that piece of architecture?
The temple of Angkor Wat is the most famous and beautiful. It took 40 years to complete and required a huge quantity of stone.
What religion spread throughout this region?
Hindu and Buddhist ideas began to move in the first millennium A.D. Buddhism also spread to southeast Asia. Buddhism spread rapidly.