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Unformatted text preview: 00-000-0TuesdayJanuary 12thWorlds Collide: Europe, Africa, and America 1450-1620oQuestions to keep in mind throughout the courseWhat are the hallmarks of Native Americans culture?Was the European conquest of the Indians inevitable?How do plants, microorganisms, and animals help make history?How did religion and religious thought play a role in colonization?How did Spanish and English colonial experience differ?oBeringiaA land bridge that lasted from 10,000 BC to 10,000 BC and it connected Serbia to Alaska.oAccording to genetics, people in North and South America share a DNA code with people in Serbia.The genetic code of people on the coast is more similar to each other as opposed to people inland. This means that migrating people spread down the coast first, then moved inland.The coast contained enormous amounts of food. The soil was fertile, shellfish was plentiful (Shellmidden in Maine is a wall of shellfish remains)It is also the area where Europeans and Native Americans collided.oClovis People (Paleoindian)A group of people who ate lots of meat and killed mega fauna (large animals)As they spread throughout North and South America, most animals became extinct.1 Student Notes Reproduction Prohibited.00-000-09-7 thousand years ago, the people following the Clovis started growing crops.This is a mixed blessing because growing crops allowed people to stay in one place but they starved when the crops were not doing well.Agriculture began because most animals were killed off.As time progressed, stability, agriculture, and trade were established.oMayansOne of the major civilizations.Well known as a complex society.Developed the first writing system.Studied astronomy.A creative and complex group of people.Side profile art originated from this group of people.They built gigantic architectureLocated in Guatemala, Yucetan Peninsula, and Belize.Teothuacan CultureLocated in Central MexicoKnown for building large empires, conquering and expanding as they went.At this time, the Mayans Empire was greater than Europe. The Roman Empire was in decline and Europe was in the Dark Ages.Temple of Feathered Serpent.oAztecsCapital was Tenochtitlan.The equivalent of modern day Venice; Tenochtitlan contained many canals and was built in the middle of a lake....
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