|Section 1: Before money: Barter||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|
|It's hard to judge the purity of gold dust and nuggets|
|How valuable is this gem?