one of the largest urban centers created by Mississippian peoples, containing 30,000 residents in 1250
a population migration across oceans
a subcontinent bridging Asia and North America, named after the Bering Straits
a people that began to settle the forests in the northwestern area of North America around 5000 B.C.E.
a powerful new and sophisticated style of tool making, unlike anything found in the Old World
intensified hunting efforts brought on in response to lowered reproduction and survival rates of large animals
the period roughly 10,000 to 2,500 years ago marked by the retreat of glaciers
groups of allied families
the region stretching from central Mexico to Central America
a warrior people who dominated the Valley of Mexico from 1100 to 1521
dispersed settlements of Indian farmers in the Southwest
impersonations of the ancestral spirits by Southwest Indians
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