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Who traded pottery near San Lorenzo because of San Lorenzo's rich clay deposits. The clay in the soil made it easier to make pottery.
Who farmed (in the Yucatan Peninsula) corn, beans, squash, and yucca for their huge population?
Which early civilizations lived along the Southern Gulf of Mexico and the Yucatan?
The Olmec and The Maya
Which early civilizations live in what is now the United States?
The Anasazi and the Mound Builders
Which early civilization lived long the great Mississippi River and Ohio River?
The Mound Builders
Who developed villages beneath the rock cliffs, on the sides of canyons, and on tops of mesas for defense?
Which early civiliation that lived in the Valley of Mexico used war and slavery to expand their empire?
Which early civilization lived along the Western Coast of South America along the Andes Mountains?
Which early civiliation built trade roads and routes? (The were along the coast of South America in and around the Andes Mountains.)
Which early civilization built terraces to successfully farm because they did not have flat land in the Andes Mountains?
Why is it good to be able to successfully farm?
You can feed your population, keep them strong and healthy, and "grow" your population. It keeps the death rate low and the birth/life rate high.
Why is it important for a civilization to be near water or have a water source?
Water is a life source for farming, fishing, transportation, and nutrition.
If you cannot keep your "people" healthy will they be able to fight sickness and disease well?
How people modify the world around them to meet their needs or to solve practical problems
a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
They made artifacts such as tools weapons baskets in carvings of early peoples. They used mammoths skin as clothing, their bones as weapons and tools, and there long ribs as shelter.
Nomadic People who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive
The first Mesoamerican civilization. Between ca. 1200 and 400 B.C.E., these people of central Mexico created a vibrant civilization that included intensive agriculture, wide-ranging trade, ceremonial centers, and monumental construction.
(1200-1521) 1300, they settled in the valley of Mexico. Grew corn. Engaged in frequent warfare to conquer others of the region. Worshipped many gods (polytheistic).
A Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Mesoamerican civilization concentrated in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and in Guatemala and Honduras but never unified into a single empire. Major contributions were in mathematics, astronomy, and development of the calendar.
Tribes of North America who built extensive mounds of dirt, especially in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. They created distinctive earthen works that served as elaborate burial places
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