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In the Epilogue of Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond history can be approach by concentrating ones attention on historical patterns that remain puzzling after the effects of major environmental factors In doing so different continents and their environment have been taken into account The first part of Diamonds epilogue states that the term history of people of the different continents have been due to difference in their environment Hence because of this certain zones are formed in different areas of the world One will also take a look at The Adventure of IBN Battuta by Ross E Dunn One will see how Dunns approach is the intercommunicating zone and of the major characteristic of the Islamic intercommunicating zone as it took place in the beginning of the 14th century A zone form in Eurasia was one such area The east and west axis of Eurasia is unique to the Eurasian Continent In the opening of his epilogue Diamond put forward a test for the people I expect that the populations of Aboriginal Australia and Eurasia could have been interchanging during the late Pleistocene the original Aboriginal Australian would now be ones occupying most of the Americas and Australia as well as Eurasia while the original Aboriginal Eurasian would be the ones now reduced to downtrodden population fragments in Australia One might at first be inclined to dismiss this assertion as meaningless because the experiment is imaginary and my claim about its outcome cannot be verified But historians are nevertheless able to evaluate related hypothesis by retrospective tests For instance one can examine what did happen when European farmers were transplanted to Greenland or the US Great Plains and when farmers stemming ultimately from China emigrated to the Chatham Islands the rain forests of Borneo or the volcanic soils of Java or Hawaii These tests confirm that the same ancestral peoples either ended up extinct or returned to living as
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