Early North American Civilization

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Early North American Civilization: Early North American civilization began either before 35,000 B.C.E. or about 10,000 years later during a prehistoric glacial period (ice age). North Americans (Native Americans) most likely emigrated from the continent of Asia to North America and were the first inhabitants of America. During this time, large amounts of water froze into sheets of ice, which turned the Bering Strait into a large bridge between Asia and North America. This new land bridge made people from Siberia able to migrate to what is now known as Alaska. Over a period of about 25,000 years, settlements spread from the Alaskan coast, down to Central and South America, as well as further into the mainland of North America. Early North Americans were mainly drifting hunters and gatherers. Early North Americans were a blend of many different people and their lifestyles varied depending on where they settled. Some relied on hunting, gathering, agriculture, farming, and fishing. They were very diverse in language and could speak around 1,000 different
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2010 for the course HISTORY PSY 220 taught by Professor Thomasdeering during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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