Section 2: Notes. America before Columbus: The Way We Were. Out of Africa. Origins. Paleo— Beringia Ice Bridge. The Bering Strait—satellite image today. The First Americans.
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Paleo— Beringia Ice Bridge
The Bering Strait—satellite image today
The Lithic peoples or Paleo-Indians are the earliest known humans of the Americas. The period's name derives from the appearance of "lithic flaked" stone tools
Species of the Americas gone missing
American horses about the size of a Great Dane; modern horses are European immigrants
The American camel found in Nebraska about the size of a German Shepherd dog
Bison ancestor to the buffalo found in Canada
American Mastodon –note size compared to a man
Saber-tooth cats of California weighing in at 600 pounds
American lion of the Great Plains about another ¼ larger than the African variety
Giant Beaver—Great Lakes region at 8’ and over 500 lbs.
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