Society States in the Americas

That broadly mirrored what had been happening in the

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Unformatted text preview: been found in the old world) zero legacy of contact with disease, zero immunological defenses. The same people who studied the timing of the migration, they discovered that if a few thousand Eurasians came and settled in Alaska, they would only have to move 100 yards every generation in order to get to Tierra del Fuego 10,000 years ago. By 10,000 years ago, humans were everywhere, but all still hunter- gatherers leaves people subject to the vagaries of the environment, subject to the effects of their use of the environment. The outcome of this is that the HNG were mobile (nomadic) not sedentary. They would have to move after a certain time period, then the population remained sparse and mobile. There is a clear tendency that the HNG social bonds were based on kinship. Very little tendency for even a village with very little leadership to form. Between 10,000 BC and 0 AD, two different groups of people invented agriculture, states, religions, etc. that broadly mirrored what had been happening in the regions of the Old World. In fact, most of this transition shows that 10,000- 5,000 BC was just proliferation of HNG. Most believe th...
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