East Asia (6500 B.C.E.)
A Smore by Andrew Brown, Brytini Haley, and Brianna Lozano
The tectonic plate boundaries created volcanoes. Highest and most famous is Mount Fuji at 12,388 feet was not good for farming, nor ideal for settlement; the mountains are difficult to cross. They are serious barriers for transportation.
The Yellow & Yangtze River Valleys flood regularly. Many people drowned.
- Flooding rivers, towering mountains, arid deserts, and rich alluvial plains of China; the narrow coasts, rugged mountains, and fast-flowing rivers of Korea; and the violent storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, and plains of the island nation of Japan.
Main Food Sources
- The Great Wall of China
- The Four Great Inventions (Compass, Gunpowder, paper-making, printing.)
- Terrace Farming