Earliest Americans 1

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mesa
n., from the Spanish word for table, a rocky, flat topped hill
game
n., animals that are hunted for sport or for food
pueblo (home)
communities housed in apartment like structures built of stone, adobe mud, and other local material.
adobe houses
houses made from a kind of clay, typically in the form of sun dried bricks.
Ice Age
n. a period in Earth's history when huge sheets of ice covered large parts of Earth's surface
hunter-gatherers
n. a small group of people who feed themselves by hunting animals and gathering plants.
herd
n. a large group of animals that live and travel together.
mammoth
a large, prehistoric elephant like animal covered with hair
musk ox
a wile ox with a shaggy coat and downward curving horns.
spear
n. a long thin weapon made from a pointed stick, sometimes with a stone or metal tip
river valley
n an area of low land surrounded by mountains or hills, often with a river running through it.
mastodon
n., a large, prehistoric animal similar to an elephant and a mammoth
soil
n., the top layer of Earth's surface where plants grow
northern lights
a soft, colorful light that appears in the sky in northern lands, caused by the reflection of sunlight.
ancestor
a relative who lived a long time ago
caribou
n., a species of deer native to North America
hide
n., an animal's skin
igloo
n., a dome shaped temporary shelter made from snow blocks
fuel
n., a substance that is used to reate heat or energy

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