Flashcards in Before the first Global Age Deck (32):
Thick sheet of ice.
According to scientists, how did the first people reach the Americas?
They crossed a land bridge that joined Asia and North America.
A way of life shared by a group of people.
How did the early people adapt to the desert in the Southwest?
They dug networks of irrigation ditches so that they could farm the land.
Define primary source.
Firsthand information about people or events.
What are some examples of a primary source?
Official documents, diaries, letters, autobiographies, photographs, videotape
Define secondary source.
An account provided after the fact by people who did not directly witness or participate in the event.
What are some examples of a secondary source?
Textbook, Encyclopedia, biographies, or books and articles written by historians.
Objects made by humans.
What are some examples of artifacts?
Stone tools, weapons, baskets, carvings
The study of evidence left by early people in order to find out about their way of life.
The study of how people manage their limited resources to satisfy their wants and needs.
The study of how people and cultures develop.
Which group of people lived in a Longhouse?
Why did different Native American cultures developed in North America?
A variety of environmental conditions existed throughout the region
How do archaeologists contribute to historical knowledge?
They explain how culture used objects (artifacts)
Leaning toward or against a certain person, group, or idea.
How were the Aztec, Maya, and Incas similar?
Had developed advanced civilizations before the arrival of Columbus.
Average weather of a place over a period of 20 to 30 years.
Which states have tropical climates?
Florida and Hawaii
Which state has a tundra and subarctic climate?
Who had the most political power among the Iroquois people?
Which region features Plateaus, canyons, deserts?
Which region features Rain forests, volcanic action?
Which region features Low, rounded mountain tops?
Which region features Lowlands, fertile soil?
Which region features High, rugged mountain peaks?
How did Native Americans in different culture areas meet their needs for food, clothing, and shelter?
By hunting, gathering, fishing, farming, and trading for goods with other tribes.
What did the Eastern Woodland people form to help end fighting and form an alliance?
The League of Iroquois
What is one belief that most Native Americans share?
A deep respect for nature.
Which Native American group lived in Tepees?
The Plains people