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Rise of Empires into Civilizations
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There are _______ theories (ideas) that explain how the Americas became populated.
All of the theories focus on ______________(the movement of humans from one region to another) from Asia to North America.
Theory 1: People ________ to North America in large canoes.
Theory 2: Native Americans crossed an ice ____________ into North America.
-Theory 3: People came to the Americans by crossing a __________________ (most popular theory).
A ________________ is a group of people who share the same laws, government, and beliefs.
A____________focuses on features of a society, such as language, food, art, music, and traditions.
A key factor in the growth of all civilizations was __________________.
As farming improved and more_____________ was grown, people gathered in small communities.
Abbreviation meaning a civilization existed before the birth of Christ.
an abbreviation that means a civilization existed after the birth of Christ.
The king, queen, and royal family were at the ____________ of the social ladder.
Priests and ________________ were on the same level of the social ladder.
_________________ and craftsmen were on the same level of the social ladder. This group of people are below the priest and warriors, but higher than the farmers and slaves.
Farmers and slaves were at the _________________of the social ladder in ancient civilizations.
wandering or ___________tribes diffused (spread) southward and westward throughout the Americas.
The Anasazi built their houses on the sides of cliffs and earned the nickname ________________________.
______________ homes are made of dried sand and straw.
are paintings in the rocks that tell stories of ceremonies and about everyday life of the Anasazi.
means "those who have gone."
provided prehistoric people with water necessary for life, and particularly for farming.
The _____________settled in present day Alaska and Canada.
The Inuit were a _____________society because of the cold climate.
The Inuit word for home is _________________.
The Inuit are one of the best examples of how humans _____________to their climate.
a particular period in history
A pre-history (prehistoric) civilization means that the group of people existed before a __________system was invented.
Civilizations began using writing systems in 3500 B.C. These early civilizations, who wrote events down, were called __________ civilizations.
Two key features of civilizations:
A strong __________ headed by a king, queen, or emperor.
Centered around at least one major __________.
Trained people who dig up old objects and study past cultures and societies are called ___________________.
old objects from the past.
corn, squash, beans
The three crops grown by the Anasazi were ______________, ____________________, and ___________________.
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