EARLY PEOPLE
VOCABULARY
OLMEC, MAYA, MOUND BUILDERS, PUEBLOANS
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OTHER NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS

100

Land bridge that some believe the early people came across 12,000 of years ago
What is Beringia?

100

Family members who lived before you
What are ancestors?

100

Made it possible for the early people to begin to build villages and cities
What is agriculture?

100

A group of people in a society who have something in common
What is a class?

100

Main resource of the Eastern Woodland Indians
trees

200

Continent that early people who crossed Beringia came from
What is Asia?

200

Movement of people or animals from one place to another
What is migration?

200

Developed a counting system which included the number zero
Who are the Mayans?

200

A way of life or an idea that has been handed down from the past
What is a tradition?

200

What classified the Eastern Woodland Indians as either Iroquois or Algonquian?
their language

300

Way in which these early people got their food
What is hunting and gathering?

300

Objects made by early people and found by later people
What are artifacts?

300

Built their villages on top of their burial graves
Who were the Mound Builders?

300

A group of people with ways of life, religion, and learning
What is a civilization?

300

Major purpose of the Iroquois League
to settle conflicts between people

400

Covering much of the northern hemispher at this time were....
What are glaciers?

400

Stories of early people which explained how they came to be
What are stories of origin?

400

Built their villages out of adobe and against the walls of canyons...got their name from the Spanish word for village
Who are the Pueblo?

400

An area in which people share some ways of life
What is a cultural region?

400

Name the two most important resources of the Plains Indians.
water and buffalo

500

Discovery of this drastically changed the lifestyle of the Early Americans
What is agriculture? (How to plant seeds, farming, etc.)

500

An idea based on study and research. Example: Beringia
What is a theory?

500

Known as the 'mother culture'
What are the Olmec?

500

Dividing up work so that everyone has a special job to do
What is division of labor?

500

Native Americans living in the Arctic banned together to share what when food was scarce?
seal meat