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Chapter 1 part 1 - Bauer 1 Chapter 1 1. Describe the...

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Bauer 1 Chapter 1 1. Describe the origins and migration of the first Native Americans. Pg. 4&5 -Receding waters created a land bridge connecting Asia and North America named Beringia. Paleo-Indians were the first human beings to set foot on a vast, uninhabited continent. Paleo-Indians never developed a sense of common identity. Each group focused on its own immediate survival, adjusting to the opportunities presented by various microenvironments. The material culture of the Paleo-Indians differed little from that of other Stone Age people found in Asia, Africa and Europe. The members of these small migrating groups stopped hosting a number of communicative diseases- smallpox and measles being the deadliest. 2. How did agriculture revolutionize early Native American cultures? Pg. 5&6 -The sudden expansion of human population coincided with the loss of scores of large mammals, including mammoths and mastodons; camels and amazingly horses were eradicated from the land. The Indian peoples adjusted to the changing environmental conditions. At first
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Purcell during the Fall '08 term at Austin CC.

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Chapter 1 part 1 - Bauer 1 Chapter 1 1. Describe the...

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