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The first Americans . Who were they? Where did they come from? How did they live?. Pre-contact societies. 1200 BC – 400 BC - the OLMEC people AD 250 to 900 – the Maya culture 1300-1500 – the Incas The Aztec people • The Iroquois people The Pueblo people Mesa Verde.

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The first americans
The first Americans

  • Who were they?

  • Where did they come from?

  • How did they live?


Pre contact societies
Pre-contact societies

  • 1200 BC – 400 BC - the OLMEC people

  • AD 250 to 900 – the Maya culture

  • 1300-1500 – the Incas

  • The Aztec people

    • The Iroquois people

  • The Pueblo people

    Mesa Verde


Europe in the 14th 15th c
Europe in the 14th-15th c.

  • The Great Famine 1315-1317

  • The Black Death 1348-1350

  • The Renaissance

  • The Reformation

  • The printing press – Gutenberg – 1440s


The Americas

Sedentary / nonsedentary / semisedentary

Mix of farming and hunting

Spiritual belief linked to nature

Europe

Mostly sedentary

Farming

Christianity



Who discovered america
Who discovered America?

  • AD 459 – a Buddhist monk: Hoei-Shin

  • AD 551 – an Irish monk: Brendan the Bold

  • AD 1000 – A Viking sailor:

    Leif Ericson, „Lucky Leif”

    Reykjavik, Iceland


The portuguese
The Portuguese

  • Henry the Navigator

  • 1488 – Bartolomeu Dias

  • 1498 – Vasco de Gama

  • caravel


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