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Ch 1/The First Americans
Terms in this set (38)
this is an early family member
This is an idea based on study and research
Slow moving sheets of ice-covered large parts of the Earth
This is the movement of people
These are stories that tell about people's past and how the world was made. Then they passed these stories onto their family members
Who used origin stories to tell about their past and how the world was made.
The word origin means what?
Early people likely led a ____________ way of life.
This type of life means traveling from place to place often.
This is a word for what scientist have discovered. They are objects made by people, that show the early people hunted large animals during their long treks.
hunters and gatherers
Scientist refer to people that hunted and gathered wild foods such as plants, roots and nuts as what type of people?
extinct (or died out)
Giant animals that early people used to hunt eventually __________________________.
this is another word for farming
These are groups of people who share the same language, land leaders and culture.
settle in one place.
Tribes were formed because people began to ______________________.
This is a group of people with ways of life, religion and learning.
This was one of the earliest civilizations in the Americas and ruled most of what is now southern Mexico.
This is the oldest city that scientist have discovered.
Most Olmec cities were located near what? This was to help travel between cities and build a trade system.
the 365-day calendar
The Olmec created a system of writing and counting which helped them develop what?
The Olmec is still today known as ___________________ by some scientist, because it helped influence other civilizations with their culture and customs.
This group was influenced by the Olmec. They also developed a writing and counting system as well.
The Mayan writing system was based on what?
The Mayan did not have a central government and they were divided into _________________ and ruled by powerful kings.
This is a group of people in a society who have something in common.
The Mayan built more than 100 what?
These societies of Native Americans built large earth mounds.
These were the largest mound builders. Who were they?
This was the LARGEST civilization of mound builders. They were located on the ______________ river?
The area where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet is called what?
This spanish word means "village." They were homes built by the Spanish
Earliest Mound-building people who lived in the Ohio River valley.
The oldest Olmec city that scientists have discovered.
Pueblo is the Spanish word for__________?
land bridge that connected Asia and North America. Named after the Bering Straight.
The _______civilization was divided into social classes instead of having a central government.
The Maya built more than 100 stone cities.
People began forming ______ now that they were beginning to settle in one place.
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