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					  Chapter 9: The
Americas 1800 B.C –
      1500 A.D.
 Section 1: The
 Earliest Americans
 (pp200-202)
The Land and the
  People (200)
The Americas stretched
from Greenland in the
north to Cape Horn at
the southern tip of South
America (pA2)
The Physical Setting
Two  of the world’s great
River systems
  The Mississippi River
  The Amazon River
   (South America) 2  nd

   largest in World
Bering   Strait (200)
  Separates North
   America (Alaska) from
   Asia
  Very shallow (100 to
   160 feet)
     Beringia (p200)
A land bridge that
provided a means for
Asians to move into
the Americas (Ice)
    First Arrivals
Migrated   from Asia to
 Americas
Followed animals across
 a land bridge (Beringia)
Also migrated because of
 change in Asia’s climate
Creation Myths (201)
Used  to explain their
 origins
Explain how world was
 formed and people came
 into being
Historians examine these
 myths for evidence of
 peoples customs and
 values
         Farming
Went   to farming because
 large animals went extinct
Rise of farming ensured a
 food supply
    Led to growth in
     populations, villages and
     towns
Why   farming developed
 more slowly than other
 parts of the world?
Because they did not
 have a plow or horses

				
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