Presentation on theme: "The Search for Early People “Certain materials in this presentation are included under the Fair Use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and are restricted."— Presentation transcript:
The Search for Early People
“Certain materials in this presentation are included under the Fair Use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and are restricted from further use.”
Over the Land Bridge migration glaciers band nomads
New Discoveries theory culture
New Discoveries archaeologist artifacts evidence
Origin Stories Indian people tell stories about themselves and the origin of their lands. Their stories tell about their belief about the world and are called origin stories. Link to hbschool websitehbschool website
How Long Have People Lived in the Americas? Some experts believe first Americans arrived by crossing the land bridge 12,000 years ago.
How Long Have People Lived in the Americas? Read and compare the three viewpoints found on pages Be prepared to tell what each of the people quoted believe to be the time the first Americans arrived.
Giant Mammal Hunters Used: spears Clubs Axes with stone blades
Atlatl spear-thrower Invented at least 10,000 years ago 2 to 3 feet long Made of wood Spear rested in groove at base of atlatl
Ancient Indians technologyextinctagriculturemaize religiontribesurplusspecialize
Early Civilizations The Olmecs The Mound Builders The Anasazi
The Olmecs Lived in jungle in Mexico Built temples on top of pyramids Developed number system, writing, and calendar Link to Latin America’s Prehistory WebpageLatin America’s Prehistory Webpage
The Mound Builders Lived in what is now the United States Got their names from the mounds they built Mounds are called earthworks Link to Mound builders website
The Anasazi Lived in what is now southwestern US Houses called pueblos that were made of adobe Pueblos built on mesas Link to The AnasaziThe Anasazi