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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on transport

Meaning, Advantages and limitations of human transport

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Human transport.
- Human powered transportation included carrying goods on their backs, heads and shoulders.
- Africans were used as porters during the slave trade.
- Human porterage still goes on in the modern society.
Advantages of human transport.
- It is not limited to time.
- It is cheaper than road transport.
Limitations of human porterage.
1. Human porterage was cumbersome, slow and tiresome.
2. Humans carry limited amount of goods at a particular time.
3. It is not convenient over long distances.