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Life in North America before the Arrival of Europeans. A continent of villages. Indians or Native Americans?. Christopher Columbuss Mistake. Native American Diversity. Between 10 50 Million Native Americans lived here before Columbus Came over a period of 10,000 years - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>A continent of villages</p> <p>Life in North America before the Arrival of Europeans</p> <p>A continent of villages</p> <p>Indians or Native Americans?Christopher Columbuss Mistake</p> <p>Native American DiversityBetween 10 50 Million Native Americans lived here before ColumbusCame over a period of 10,000 yearsOver 2,000 separate cultures375 languages by 1492Probably came from Asia</p> <p>How did they get here?Came from Asia approximately 30,000 years ago on a land bridge ice age</p> <p> glaciers</p> <p> nomads</p> <p>Studying Native AmericansRadiocarbon DatingHalf Life</p> <p>Artifacts</p> <p>Fossils</p> <p>Developing CultureAgricultural RevolutionBegan in Mexico 3,500 years agoCommon in the present U.S. by 1,200 A.D.</p> <p>Common Cultural FeaturesPolitical Power spread among local chiefs &amp; elders, not centralized</p> <p>Everything has a spirit</p> <p>Owned little private property, extreme respect for nature</p> <p>Respectful equality</p> <p>Work divided among gender lines</p>