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The First Inhabitants. Chapter 2 Section 1. The First Inhabitants. Introduction Scientists believe the first people came to America across the Bering Strait. The climate was colder and the land was covered with trees, mastodons, and other animals.

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The first inhabitants

The First Inhabitants

Chapter 2 Section 1


The first inhabitants1

The First Inhabitants

Introduction

  • Scientists believe the first people came to America across the Bering Strait.

  • The climate was colder and the land was covered with trees, mastodons, and other animals.

http://mystatehistory.com/nc/nc_book/ch_2_1.pdf


Paleolithic old stone 10 000 bc 7000 bc

Paleolithic (Old Stone)10,000 BC – 7000 BC

  • Using only stone-tipped weapons, Paleolithic hunters killed mammoth and other large animals.

  • Stone and slate could easily be turned into weapons

  • Some of their spear points have been found in the mountains of Stanly county.

http://mystatehistory.com/nc/nc_book/ch_2_1.pdf


Archaic 7000 bc 500 bc

Archaic7000 BC – 500 BC

Fall Line

  • People began to forage for food such as wild game, nuts and berries and made dishes like pemmican.

  • Flint tools became more complex, resulting in scrapers and spears (atlatl). Elongated river rocks were made into hammers also.

  • Communities began as survival skills improved.

  • Spring – lived on the Coast; Winter – lived near the fall line

atlatl

http://mystatehistory.com/nc/nc_book/ch_2_1.pdf


Woodland 10 000 bc 1000 ad

Woodland 10,000 BC – 1000 AD

  • Corn, beans, and squash (“3 sisters”) were grown together

  • Made clay pottery

  • Lived in circular houses in village communities in the Uwharries (Pee Dee River)

http://mystatehistory.com/nc/nc_book/ch_2_1.pdf


Mississippian 800 ad 1500 ad

Mississippian800 AD – 1500 AD

  • People were influenced by the culture of settlers from along the Mississippi River.

  • The Mississippians held ceremonies, led by priests, where they ate boiled corn and drunk black tea (Green Corn Ceremony)

  • Made clay pottery

  • Town Creek Indian Mound (Pee Dee River) was a ceremonial center

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http://mystatehistory.com/nc/nc_book/ch_2_1.pdf


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