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This terms means before Columbus arrived in the New World
pre-Columbian
A person who studies the artifacts of pre-history is called this
archaeologist
The remains of tools, household items, pots, vases, etc. are called.......
artifacts
Where did the first settlers of America cross from Asia to get here?
Near the Bering Strait...across the land bridge
The reason the first Americans came here in the first place.
Searching for food or following animals
According to your textbook, the wooly mammoth died out during this period....
the great extinction
What word means to get just enough to stay alive...
subsistence
What word means to have more than you need, or having extra
surplus
The term for taming plants or animals, or bringing them under your control..
domesticate
Term that means bringing water to crops.
irrigation
The slash and burn approach was a type of.....warfare or farming or irrigation or artwork (pick one)
farming
Which of these is not a necessary feature of civilization...weapons, surplus food, job specialization, class divisions
weapons
Columbus described the Arawaks in this way...
generous
The main Indian tribe of the Lesser Antilles were the Arawak and the......
Caribs
Most Circum-Carribean people were organized into.....
chiefdoms
The largest Circum-Carribean group was the....
Chibchas
Were the Onas nomads or villagers, or small animals?
nomads
The Huilliches and the Mapuches built homes made of....
thatch
What is thatch?
grasslike material
A stream that flows into a larger stream is called a.....
tributary
What was the reason for building a palisade?
for protection
What are artifacts and why are they important to those who study history?
Well....this is one of your essay questions...practice writing your essay before the real test
Why is a surplus necessary for a civilization to emerge?
This is one of your essays for the test....practice writing it before the test.
What word means that all the animals of a species have died away?
extinct
Near what city is the La Brea Tar Pit?
Los Angeles