Bantu Dynasty - African History for AP World History
Bantu Dynasty: 1500 BC - 500 AD
Major Accomplishments: known as the cultural hearth for sub-Saharan Africa, The Bantu migrated toward the east then the south and carried their language which is one of the roots of Swahili into all of sub-Saharan Africa. They also brought the technology and knowledge necessary to make iron into southern Africa.
Drought and over population forced them to migrate east and south.
Bantu language is basis for Swahili African languages today all over sub-Saharan Africa
Cattle is the basis for their wealth
rarely build large cities
Jenne Jenu is 1st city of any size