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Story of Money


Section 1: Before money: Barter Previous Section | Main Menu | Next Section
As people moved from hunting, foraging, and self-sufficient farming to exchanging goods, they used barter to trade. Barter means exchanging goods and services without using money. Many kinds of items have been used for barter.
The pros and cons of barter Crude salt was often in demand Tea was well suited for barter
 
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