Christopher Columbus, the Genoan explorer whose voyages in the late 15th century opened the floodgates of global exchange.

Columbian Exchange

The Columbian Exchange: A Global Transformation in the Late 15th Century

The late 15th century witnessed an unprecedented exchange of plants, animals, and cultures between the Old World and the New World, a phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange. Initiated by Christopher Columbus’s voyages, this transformative interchange had profound and lasting effects on societies and ecosystems on both sides of the Atlantic. In this article,…