1 Cultures in Contact

1 Cultures in Contact - Native Americans- Phases of History...

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Unformatted text preview: Native Americans- Phases of History – Worldwide Pre-Columbian Changes- Prior to 12000 BCE- Not much evidence- Might have been period of migration for Native Americans- 12000 – 6000 BCE- Period where we begin to see that culture changed- Begin to use sophisticated hunting tools- Population boom- Small settlements began- 6000 BCE – 500 BCE- Agricultural Revolution: phase in which people figured out how to plant and harvest crops.- Happened all around the world, at the same time.- 500 BCE – 1492- Civilizations grew and became complex- Developed written language- Politics, religion, trade are all parts of modern society- Aztecs- At their peak when Spanish explorers arrived- In/around Mexico City- Founded on warfare and military conquests- Took over other communities and made them pay taxes- Aztecs had a different way of writing- Had a special calendar - Had knowledge of engineering, astronomy, and time- Organized society – hierarchy/social classes- Hopewell Mounds- Indiana - Made burial mounds- Found stone and copper carvings: ornaments, tools like arrowheads and...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course HIST h105 taught by Professor Heath during the Summer '09 term at Indiana Kokomo.

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