31 Canada - 1/31/08 The Native people of canada Prehistory...

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1/31/08 The Native people of canada Prehistory How did the first peoples populate the North American continent? The Bering Strait -Land -Sea -or Combination? When did this happen? -100,000? 50,000? 30,000? years ago -13,000-12,000 years ago(widely accepted) -Land Bridge combination -3,000-2,000 years ago (another widely accepted date) -Sea route combination (ancestors of modern day "eskimos" (Inuit) How do we know this? -Archaeological evidence -Geologic evidence Archaeological Evidence -Primary from "kill" sites -Affected by quality of soil preservation(or lack thereof) -Affected by post depositional processes -Affected by human calculations and miscalculations Clovis Point -Associated with big game hunting Stratigraphy -Excavating using the layers found in the ground Thousands of years later. .. -First Europeans The Norseman -986 A.D. Bjarni Herjulfsson in Labrador -982 A.D. Eric the Red in Greenland -1000 A.D. Leif and Thorvald Erikson in Newfoundland (Eric, Lief and were Thorvald all related) Why did they leave?
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-Harsh environment? -Lack of support?
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