East Asia (6500 B.C.E.)

A Smore by Andrew Brown, Brytini Haley, and Brianna Lozano

Geographic Location

Modern Day China, Japan, and Korea.

Agricultural/Geographic challenges

  • 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

Domesticated Animals

Scientific Advancements/Achievements

  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Four Great Inventions (Compass, Gunpowder, paper-making, printing.)
  • Terrace Farming