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Chapter 1 Beginnings
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Why did some Paleolithic hunters and gatherers migrate to America?
They were following big mammals, like the woolly mammoth.
What two factors most significantly altered the lives of the Paleo-Indians?
the disappearance of big mammals and the closing of the route from Beringia to the Americas
What evidence revealed to historians that a lack of protein was to blame for stagnant population growth after the demise of the big mammals?
remains in garbage pits
What have historians deduced about the people of Poverty Point by studying their dwellings?
They were proficient at acquiring food.
Why did cultivation of corn generally become women's work?
Men preferred the thrill of hunting to the repetitive tasks of farming.
Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between hunters and corn cultivators?
They were often able to coexist, but when conflicts arose, the corn cultivators generally prevailed.
What evidence convinces archaeologists that the Cahokia had enemies?
the palisade that surrounded the city
What was the first true urban center in America?
Which of the following could be considered a consequence of the collapse of large urban communities?
groups and tribes becoming smaller
What was one beneficial side effect of the diseases that Eurasian peoples acquired from domesticated animals?
Human survivors developed biological resistance.
Which of the following was a consequence of improving military technology in Europe?
Technology became more sophisticated and weapons more devastatingly effective.
What caused the closing of the land route from Asia to North America?
rising sea levels
Clovis blades, which originated in New Mexico, have been found as far away as __________.
In 1500, how did the Islamic World differ from that dominated by China?
the Islamic world was divided into many different empires
Why did Islamic empires, Arab states, and Europeans make relatively little inroads into tropical regions of Africa?
They were discouraged by tropical diseases like sleeping sickness and malaria
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