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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
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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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