Jan 25 - Jan 25- Ch 1 Ancient America and European...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jan 25- Ch 1 Ancient America and European Encounters The first Americans 3 Migration theories 1. 100,000 years ago- not much evidence 2. 25,000-35,000 years ago- a lil more evidence, blood types and linguistics 3. ~ 15,000 years ago- lots of evidence George McJunkin’s 1908 discovery of Folsom Bone Pit in New Mexico - Found a mammoth with a spear head in it, which proved that man had to be around much earlier than thought - Prior to discovery many archeologists believed first North Americans arrived relatively recently (no more than 4,000 years ago) Paleo-Indians - First Americans - Asian Orgins - Big game hnters - Reached southern tip of South America within 1,000 years - 9000 BC—climate change and possible over hunting led to the extinction of big game Response of the Paleo-Indians 1. Increased attention to smaller game 2. shift to foraging for food the result was a greater diversity in native American cultures as different groups accommodate local conditions Post-Clovis Adaptation: Archaic Hunters and Gathers
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 150-002 taught by Professor A during the Spring '08 term at Colorado State.

Page1 / 2

Jan 25 - Jan 25- Ch 1 Ancient America and European...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online