Silk Road evolved as ‘grass-routes’ movement

“Archaeology documents the development of mountain-herding economies in highland Asia as early as 3000 B.C., and we argue that centuries of ecologically strategic mobility on the part of these herders etched the foundational routes and geography of ancient trans-Asian trade networks,” Frachetti said. (Source)
Buddhist monks and traders carried a major part of China’s Buddhist tradition into China via the Silk Road. ABN

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