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How did farming change the lives of the Nomads?
It changed their way of life because they had more time to form a government, art, and religion, They also had time to develop communties.
What brought the early people over?
Their food... they followed their food in order to live... they hunted.
artifacts
things left behind by the early people such as pottery, tools, weapons, baskets, and baskets.
Tenochtitlan
Aztec capital
How did the first people arrive in the Americas?
They crossed over from Asia to the Americas by a land bridge called Beringia. That is now the Bering Sea and the Bering Strait.
Cahokia
lived in Illinois
nomads
people that moved from place to place they also depended on hunting for most of their food source
What did the Mayan and Aztec center their lives around?
Their Religion.
What was the discovery that changed the lives of the early Native Americans?
They learned to plant and raise an early form of corn called maize.
What are two advantages of living in cliff dwellings?
They were easy to defend and the offered protection from winter
carbon dating
a method that finds out how old an artifact is by measuring the amount of radioactive carbon that reamins in something
How did horses change the lives of Native Americans?
They helped the Native Americans in warfare and hunting
archaeology
the study of ancients peoples
terraces
broad platforms cut into steep slopes so that people could plant crops.
Beringia
the land bridge that connected asia and North AMerica
hieroglyphics
pictures or symbols that are used to represent words, sounds, or concepts.
culture
a way of life of a particular group of people
quipus
a system of recording using strings with various colors and lengths, knotted in special patterns
Ice Ages
periods of extremely cold temperatures when part of the planet's surface was covered with massive ice sheets
Aztec empire so strong because....
of military.. it intimidated other tribes
migration
a movement of large people into a new homeland
federations
governments that linked different groups
Mayan calendar??
it had 365 days, it was create d by the priests, its scheduled harvests, plantings, and religious ceremonies.
Anasazi- Where did they live?
In the corners in Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Tools and weapons... what were they made of?
stone and wood
drought
long periods of little rainfall, during which their crops dried up.
civilizations
highly developed societies
theocracy
a society ruled by religious leaders
Tikal
Mayan capital
adobe
sun-dried mud brick
Pueblo Bonito
Anasazi Capital
Who were the last people to cross the land bridge?
Inuit
Mound Builders
lived in Mississippi River Valley
Cuzco
Incan capital
pueblo
villages
Hohokam
people of pressent day Arizona