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2.+Prehistory+summary - Prehistory of North America Indian...

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1/22/12 1 Prehistory of North America Sky Woman Ernest Smith 1936 Indian peoples—without reference to European contact • Material culture change • Population movement • Language diversification, language loss • Development of scientific knowledge – mathematics – architecture – astronomy – chemistry • Development of philosophy/religion/ethics • Complex social and political systems The earliest settlement of the Americas • from Asia – Bering land bridge? – by sea along the glacier edge and coast? – down coast to south then north? • from Europe? – across north Atlantic at glacier edge? • from Pacific? • from Africa? • http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/ finalprogram/session_9027.htm Possible Routes into the Americas NGS
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1/22/12 2 Archaic Period • 8000 BCE-700 BCE • Small egalitarian bands • After extinction of large game animals • More stable environment • Earliest plant domestication c. 8000 BCE • Atlatl main weapon (bow and arrow not present in NA until about 500 CE)
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