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early americans
farmers, hunters, fishers, traders
huge animal with shaggy fur and long tusks, hunted by early Americans
mastodon
scientific method used to determine the age of a bone or piece of wood
carbon dating
mass movement of people into a new homeland
migration
ancient stones, tools, weapons, baskets, and carvings
artifacts
people who move from place to place, mainly in search of food
nomads
long pole with sharp point used to hunt bison and other animals
spears
country once connected to the Americas by a land bridge
Asia
early form of corn, first raised in Mexico about 9000 years ago
maize
land bridge that once joined Sibera to present day Alaska
Beringia
mythical island that was supposed to have sunk in the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantis
ocean water frozen into massive ice sheets
glaciers
farmed for food
olmec, maya, aztec, and inca
sculpted stone momuments
olmec
settled along the gulf coast
olmec, maya
priest studied astro and calender
maya, aztec
society ruled by religion
maya, aztec
worshipped sun gods
aztec, inca
strong military force
aztec, inca
built systems of roads
maya, inca
developed heiroglyphics
maya
largest of early civilizations
inca
cities surrounded by pyramids
maya
built tenochtitan
aztec
conquered nearly all rivals
aztec
cuzco was its capitol
inca
developed quipus to keep records
inca
cut terrances into slopes
inca