ANTH Lecture 11

ANTH Lecture 11 - Lecutre102810 Woodlandperiod:...

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Lecutre 10-28-10 Woodland period: Larger mounds and monuments Permanent towns and villages More people More sedentary Stamped pottery Bow and arrow Agriculture + h-g Mississippian Period (late woodland): Moundville, Al Cahokia, Mo Small communities and large city centers Squash, corn, and beans were cultivated Shell is now used as temper Important sites:
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Cahokia: Over 8 miles long Huge city center Trade and political center Home of chiefs Bigger than Atlanta Largest pyramids North of Mexico Outside of modern day st. louis Lecture, 11-2-10 The First People: The “Lower Paleolithic”  Modern Lifestyles of the Earliest human forms Why is the Paleolithic Age so Important? It offers us insight into the big archaeological question of what are the origins of  humans? Hominids: Hominidae family All species originating after the human/African ape ancestral split Includes Australopithecus and Homo
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