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CivilizationsOf North America By Manuel Alderete
** Over 9,000 years ago,  corn  plants were domesticated by ancient people in Mexico. ** This meant crops needed to be pla...
Olmec Civilization 1800 B.C. Mexico
Cuicuilco Civilization 1400 B.C. Mexico
Teotihuacan 200 B.C. – 650 A.D Mexico
Teotihuacan existed around the same time as the Roman Empire.
Teotihuacan was a metropolis of about  200,000  people.
Maya Civilization 1,000 B.C. – 1540 A.D Mexico and Central America
Palenque Maya Civilization Mexico
Sayil Maya Civilization Yucatan, Mexico
Uxmal Maya Civilization Mexico
There are literally too many Mayan cities to count!
Toltec Civilization 950 A.D. – 11000 A.D Mexico and Central America
Tajin Civilization 600 A.D – 900 A.D Mexico
Tajin Mexico
Zapotec Civilization 500 B.C. – 1540 A.D Oaxaca, Mexico
Zapotec Civilization Oaxaca, Mexico
Mixteco Civilization Mitla Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexica (Aztec) Civilization 1325 A.D – 1521 A.D Mexico City
Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) Mexica (Aztec) Civilization 350,000 residents
Tazumal Maya Civilization El Salvador
Tikal Maya Civilization Guatemala
Copan Maya Civilization Honduras
Poverty Point  Mississippian Civilization Louisiana, USA
Cahokia Pyramids  Mississippian Civilization Indiana, USA
What Cahokia Pyramids looked like 1,000 years ago. East St. Louis, Indiana, USA
Mississippian Civilization Eastern United States
Moundville State Park Mississippian Civilization Alabama, USA
Miamisburg Circular Pyramid  Mississippian Civilization Miamisburg, Ohio, USA
Ocmulgee Pyramids Mississippian Civilization Ocmulgee, Georgia, USA
Ocmulgee Pyramids (scale model in museum)  Mississippian Civilization Ocmulgee, Georgia, USA
Moundville Pyramids State Park Mississippian Civilization Alabama, USA
Emerald Mound Pyramids  Mississippian Civilization Mississippi, USA
Etowah Pyramids  Mississippian Civilization Georgia, USA
Etowah Pyramids (scale model) Mississippian Civilization Georgia, USA
Yes, Native Americans built pyramids, too. There are  HUNDREDS  of ruins throughout the United States to prove it !
Pueblo Bonito  Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
Pueblo Bonito  Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
Aztec Ruins State Park  Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
Chaco Canyon Ruins  Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
Wupatki Ruins  Anasazi Civilization Arizona, USA
Wupatki Ruins ball court  Anasazi Civilization Arizona, USA
Cliff Palace Ruins  Anasazi Civilization Colorado, USA
Anasazi Ruins  Anasazi Civilization Grand Canyon, AZ , USA
Anasazi Tower  Anasazi Civilization Utah, USA
Aztalan State Park Pyramids  Mississipian Civilization Wisconsin, USA
Manitou Mounds State Park  Mississippian Civilization Manitou, Canada
Powerful Astronomers
Advanced Calendars
Inventors of the wheel.
Mathematicians
Inventors of a calculator (abacus) called Nepohualtzitzin.
Writing and books
Almanacs on astronomy
Books on medicine, law, philosophy.
Libraries full of books.
This is my heritage:   as a  Mexican. as a  Salvadoran. as a  Guatemalan. as a  Honduran. as a  Native American.
Am I supposed to be  ashamed  of  this genius in my heritage?
What, am I supposed to  apologize because my ancestors weren’t British, or German, or Greeks?
Wait a minute! Your family came here from  Europe , And  YOU  are telling me that  my existence here is   “illegal”?
Oh…hellllll no!
Recommended Books Daily Life of the Aztecs By Jacques Soustelle Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs by Michael D. Coe Th...
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  • Nice presentation! I bet Coe’s work was irreplaceable in your look at the Olmec civilization, its geographic spread, and cultural significance.

    Ed Merrin posted an article about Coe here that you might be interested in:

    http://www.edwardmerrin.com/2011/11/olmec-world-of-michael-coe.html
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  1. 1. CivilizationsOf North America By Manuel Alderete
  2. 2. ** Over 9,000 years ago, corn plants were domesticated by ancient people in Mexico. ** This meant crops needed to be planted at certain times in order to be productive. ** This led to the first basic calendars for farming. ** Over 3,000 years ago , surplus food and calendar-keeping led to CIVILIZATION . The Spreading of Civilization in North America
  3. 3. Olmec Civilization 1800 B.C. Mexico
  4. 4. Cuicuilco Civilization 1400 B.C. Mexico
  5. 5. Teotihuacan 200 B.C. – 650 A.D Mexico
  6. 6. Teotihuacan existed around the same time as the Roman Empire.
  7. 7. Teotihuacan was a metropolis of about 200,000 people.
  8. 8. Maya Civilization 1,000 B.C. – 1540 A.D Mexico and Central America
  9. 9. Palenque Maya Civilization Mexico
  10. 10. Sayil Maya Civilization Yucatan, Mexico
  11. 11. Uxmal Maya Civilization Mexico
  12. 12. There are literally too many Mayan cities to count!
  13. 13. Toltec Civilization 950 A.D. – 11000 A.D Mexico and Central America
  14. 14. Tajin Civilization 600 A.D – 900 A.D Mexico
  15. 15. Tajin Mexico
  16. 16. Zapotec Civilization 500 B.C. – 1540 A.D Oaxaca, Mexico
  17. 17. Zapotec Civilization Oaxaca, Mexico
  18. 18. Mixteco Civilization Mitla Oaxaca, Mexico
  19. 19. Mexica (Aztec) Civilization 1325 A.D – 1521 A.D Mexico City
  20. 20. Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) Mexica (Aztec) Civilization 350,000 residents
  21. 21. Tazumal Maya Civilization El Salvador
  22. 22. Tikal Maya Civilization Guatemala
  23. 23. Copan Maya Civilization Honduras
  24. 24. Poverty Point Mississippian Civilization Louisiana, USA
  25. 25. Cahokia Pyramids Mississippian Civilization Indiana, USA
  26. 26. What Cahokia Pyramids looked like 1,000 years ago. East St. Louis, Indiana, USA
  27. 27. Mississippian Civilization Eastern United States
  28. 28. Moundville State Park Mississippian Civilization Alabama, USA
  29. 29. Miamisburg Circular Pyramid Mississippian Civilization Miamisburg, Ohio, USA
  30. 30. Ocmulgee Pyramids Mississippian Civilization Ocmulgee, Georgia, USA
  31. 31. Ocmulgee Pyramids (scale model in museum) Mississippian Civilization Ocmulgee, Georgia, USA
  32. 32. Moundville Pyramids State Park Mississippian Civilization Alabama, USA
  33. 33. Emerald Mound Pyramids Mississippian Civilization Mississippi, USA
  34. 34. Etowah Pyramids Mississippian Civilization Georgia, USA
  35. 35. Etowah Pyramids (scale model) Mississippian Civilization Georgia, USA
  36. 36. Yes, Native Americans built pyramids, too. There are HUNDREDS of ruins throughout the United States to prove it !
  37. 37. Pueblo Bonito Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
  38. 38. Pueblo Bonito Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
  39. 39. Aztec Ruins State Park Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
  40. 40. Chaco Canyon Ruins Anasazi Civilization New Mexico, USA
  41. 41. Wupatki Ruins Anasazi Civilization Arizona, USA
  42. 42. Wupatki Ruins ball court Anasazi Civilization Arizona, USA
  43. 43. Cliff Palace Ruins Anasazi Civilization Colorado, USA
  44. 44. Anasazi Ruins Anasazi Civilization Grand Canyon, AZ , USA
  45. 45. Anasazi Tower Anasazi Civilization Utah, USA
  46. 46. Aztalan State Park Pyramids Mississipian Civilization Wisconsin, USA
  47. 47. Manitou Mounds State Park Mississippian Civilization Manitou, Canada
  48. 48. Powerful Astronomers
  49. 49. Advanced Calendars
  50. 50. Inventors of the wheel.
  51. 51. Mathematicians
  52. 52. Inventors of a calculator (abacus) called Nepohualtzitzin.
  53. 53. Writing and books
  54. 54. Almanacs on astronomy
  55. 55. Books on medicine, law, philosophy.
  56. 56. Libraries full of books.
  57. 57. This is my heritage: as a Mexican. as a Salvadoran. as a Guatemalan. as a Honduran. as a Native American.
  58. 58. Am I supposed to be ashamed of this genius in my heritage?
  59. 59. What, am I supposed to apologize because my ancestors weren’t British, or German, or Greeks?
  60. 60. Wait a minute! Your family came here from Europe , And YOU are telling me that my existence here is “illegal”?
  61. 61. Oh…hellllll no!
  62. 62. Recommended Books Daily Life of the Aztecs By Jacques Soustelle Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs by Michael D. Coe The Maya by Michael D. Coe 1491: New Revelations on the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann
  63. 63. If you enjoyed this presentation, pass it along to someone else to share.
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