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3º ESO.- Topic 5, America before 1492

3º ESO.- Topic 5, America before 1492

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3º ESO
TopicFive:
America before 1492 
 
AncientAmerica
ThefirstinhabitantsoftheAmericancontinentswerenomadichuntersandgathers.ThesenomadsprobablyarrivedinNorthAmericaaround40,000yearsago,followingalandbridgethatformedbetweenNorthAmericaandAsia.ItisbelievedthatanothergroupofhumansmigratedfromAsiaintoNorthAmericaaround12,000yearsago.SomescientistalsothinkthatsomepeoplemighthaveusedboatstofollowoceancurrentstothetipofSouthAmerica,whileothersarrivedfollowingicefromWesternEurope.As these various groups traveled into the new world following wild game, they spread outacross the land, forming new cultures, and in some cases, complex civilizations.Fourthousandsofyears,theseearlyinhabitantsoftheAmericasmadealifebyhuntinggame,andgatheringfoodfromseeds,berries,andwildplants.Thenaround5000B.C.anagriculturalrevolutiontookplacenearpresentdayMexico.
 
Agricultural Revolution
For thousands of years, the inhabitants who lived on the American continents lived off of the land. Then in 5000 B.C. near present day Mexico many groups of people beganto discover farming.Theyrealizedthattheycouldplantcropssuchascorn,pumpkins,potatoes,andsquash,andbydoingso,couldbetterprovidefortheneedsotheirpeople.ThisnewtechnologyspreadfromMexicooutwardtootherpartsoftheSouthwest,sothatby3000B.C.manygroupsopeopleintheregionwereactivelypracticingfarming.

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