Clovis: 13,000-11,000 years ago.
Were known through camp sites.
Clovis because they were identified by Clovis in New Mexico
Holocene and Paleo-Indian 11,000-8,000 years ago.
Culture associated with mega fauna.
Gift of the Nile
-Herodotus 5th century BC
Saqqara, Luxor, Thebes, Abu Simbal, Aswan, Cairo,
Karnak, Memphis, Tanis
Old Kingdom site at Abbydos
Sources of historic
information about Egypt
The Age of Heroes
Power and Myth
Mycenae and the late Bronze
Mycenae, Trojan War,
Emergence of Greek
The Iliad (Tale of the
Trojan War by Homer)
The Odyssey (tale of
Ulysses ten year
struggle to return from
Just announced (March 19, 2016) two sealed, unopened rooms have been
discovered adjacent to the Annex. Could it be the missing tomb of Nefertiti?
Howard Carter opens the sarcophagus
of King Tut
Was there a curse on Tuts tomb?
Poorly embalmed King Tutankam
Preclassic Olmec-style figure.
Understanding social complexity
During the Formative period agriculture and
village life became established in the Isthmus of
Civilizations of Mexico
Many small cultural
In contrast to Old world
New world had no
Lacked the wheel.
Did not emerg
800 CE (1200 yrs ago) Large environmental change occurs
Mayan Ball Game
o Ceremonial vases with ball game scene
o Great ball court (Chichen Itza)
o There are 11 ball courts
Sacred book called popova
Ball game could have 4-20 players
t e rie
Pyra Fears th e. But
The age of Great Pyramid building lasted from 2630 2300
The first were based on the mastaba. Eventually these were
added on to in step-like manner similar to
and Aegean World
Was Platos story of Atlantis
based on real events?
From 3500 BC to about 1550 BC
the Aegean and Mediterranean
regions were shared by many
independent kingdoms: Egypt,
Mycenae, Troy, Sparta, Minoans in
Crete, and the
Arrival and dispersal
Clovis 11,000 -9,000 years ago
The Holocene and Paleo-Indian 11,000-8000
Spread across North America
Culture associated with mega fauna hunting,
large spear points with distincti