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The Europeans The Europeans
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The Europeans The Europeans vs vs . the . the Indians Indians There are two things the Europeans brought with them to the Western Hemisphere that significantly shape the history: Post Iron Age metal technology Post Iron Age metal technology Disease Disease
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The Europeans The Europeans vs vs . the . the Indians Indians Post Iron Age metal technology Post Iron Age metal technology Blade technology Kettles that don’t break Alloys that hold an edge, esp. steel — Knives, axe heads Guns are not that significant vs. specialized and fragile tools vs. low quality pottery/wood product containers
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The Europeans The Europeans vs vs . the . the Indians Indians Disease Disease About 90% of indigenous population died in the immediate post contact period of European introduced disease smallpox (kill rate approx. 75%) measles typhus flus and colds
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The Europeans The Europeans vs vs . the . the Indians Indians Disease Disease • Most of the introduced diseases are viral. Cattle, horses, camels, sheep, swine
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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