Welcome to our next week of discussions. As we begin this week of discussions, consider and respond to the following and then to the posts of your peers taking care to only use sources that reflect the requirements of our class:
Discuss, using specific details, how the changes in agricultural production led to a considerable expansion of trade and the rise of urban areas. Be sure in your discussion to identify at least two factors that you believe account for such changes and be sure to demonstrate direct cause and effect as you do so. Compare and contrast your findings to those of your peers who identify different factors.