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The area of land that includes what is not Mexico and other countries south through Costa Rica pg. 6
Meadowcroft Rock Shelter
Contains the earliest traces of human life
Located near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Established in AD 250 in Belize
Masters of Astronomym Arithmetic, Architecture, Artists, Advanced form of writing
Established in AD 1200
Ruled much of Mexico from their main city of Tenochititlan
Strong Military and Government
Built Roads, Canals, Bridges and Buildings
Established in AD 1200 in southern Peru
Strong Builders, Lawmakers and Warriors
Established in 200BC
Built small villages of 20 houses on bluffs, mesas and other high ground
Decendents of the Adena
Serpent Mound is an example of a Hopewell Mound
Traded with settlements east of the Mississippi River
Lived in the Mississippi River Valley
Used plants for food
Built a large settlement called Moundville in Alabama in 1050.
Built a large mound at Cahokia, a major trade center of the Mississippi River
Decendents include the Cherokees who celebrate the Green Corn Ceremony
Called Nomadic People but also lived in villages
The Hidatsa and Mandan tribes of North Dakota farmed, fished and hunted.
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