History notes - 1 The New World 14921607 I First settlement...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. The New World, 1492–1607 I. First settlement of the Americas - Europeans (FR, UK), Russians, Indians, most diverse - In Americas, the people (Indians, Siberians) followed their food (mammoths etc) a. migration from northeast Asia - Ice age, then more and more Indians migrate from east Asia - Eastward from Siberia to what is now Canada - Inuit, Apaches, etc - Isolated bands of Indians not exposed to disease, good for short term survival rate, but in the long run, more liable to be affected harshly by diseases later b. horticulture and expansion - lots of migration bc lots of mammals- camels, smaller animals than wooly mammoths - put pressure on animals, animals start to die out, so Indians spread out more - Indians can adapt to climate changes, start to expand horizons for agriculture, and finding new food (seafood), once they find food and can hunt in an area, do not need to be nomadic and follow - Population 12,000 years ago: about 1 million - Cultures did not come over together consciously, but used each other for trade networks, knew of each other (helped each other with agriculture- ex: corn) - Started to build up society with new things: food surplus so food storage, so now people do not always have to hunt, they can have a job and do other things c. civilizations of the ancient Americas - 1492: “year of contact” - By no means a single society, 300+ languages spoken, not isolated - Had civilization- agriculture, transportation, irrigation - Mississippi culture- 500 years before contact, had water, developed food and storage - Ohio R Valley culture- large structures or land mounds - Tenochtitlan- 1519, 200,000 people, in central Mexico- Aztecs?
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern