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Pre-Columbian North America. Ancient America. Kennewick Man found in 1996 40 years old, 5’9” tall, dead for 9,400 years. Historical Sources for Ancient America. Petroglyphs = paintings on rocks Pictographs = drawings on rocks. Pictograph. Clovis Points. Pangea.

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Ancient america
Ancient America

  • Kennewick Manfound in 1996

  • 40 years old, 5’9” tall, dead for 9,400 years


Historical sources for ancient america
Historical Sources for Ancient America

  • Petroglyphs = paintings on rocks

  • Pictographs = drawings on rocks

Pictograph

Clovis Points


Pangea
Pangea

  • Split into 7 continents nearly 240 million years ago


Homo erectus

Homo sapiens


Migration across bering strait
Migration Across Bering Strait

  • 13,000 BCE = Paleo-Indians crossed Bering Strait from Siberia into North America


A turning point
A Turning Point

  • 11,000 BCE = Paleo-Indian Hunters become Archaic-Indian Hunter-Gatherers


Agricultural revolution
Agricultural Revolution

  • 5,000 BCE = farming developed in Mesoamerica


Manioc sold at market


The anasazi
The Anasazi

  • Built “pueblo” apartments in the Southwest

  • Existed during the 1st century CE


Mississippian mound builders
Mississippian Mound Builders

  • 800 – 1500 CE

  • Cahokia is near St. Louis, MO


Iroquois confederacy 5 nations confederacy
Iroquois Confederacy/5 Nations Confederacy

  • Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca

  • Lived in Longhouses

  • Matrilineal


Demographics
Demographics

  • At 1492 = 50 million people in North America, Mesoamerica, & South America

  • Estimates vary = 1/5 along Pacific Coast, ¼ in Southwest, 1/3 East of Mississippi River, ¼ in Great Plains, Great Basin & Arctic


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