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First civilizations

  1. 1. C.E.T. Colegio Myrang Carolina, Puerto Rico First Steps Through America; The First Civilizations Mrs. Gladimar de Jesús
  2. 2. The First Civilizations  Sedentary groups gradually began to develop increasingly complex ways of life.  Villages began to grow and communicate with one another.  It was necessary to organize the inhabitants, as well as build roads, houses, buildings, and templates.
  3. 3. The First Civilizations  Thus were born the forst civilizations in America.  civilization – is a group of persons that has its own, very developed, culture.  American greatest civilizations developed in two geographic regions:  Mesoamerica,  the Andes and
  4. 4. The First Civilizations; The Middle part of America  First cultures in the America continent originated in geographical area of   Mesoamerica – which means “the middle part of America” Region stretches through the center and south of present-day Mexico and part of Central America.  Several peoples that developed unique civilizations lived in Mesoamerica, but they shared some customs.
  5. 5. The First Civilizations; The Middle part of America  The Olmec, was the first civilization, considered by many, as the “mother culture”.  They stood out for the their stone carvings.  They created the writing and calendar systems that later would be adopted by other Mesoamerican peoples.
  6. 6. The First Civilizations; The Middle part of America
  7. 7. The First Civilizations; The Middle part of America  They were influential to the formation of other civilizations, such as:  the Zapatec,  the Mayan,  the Toltec,  and Mexica or Aztec. (Many of these civilizations disappeared and were replaced by others, in the course of time.)
  8. 8. The First Civilizations; The Route Along the Andes  Around the Andes, in the south of the continent, near Peru, the civilization of the Andean culture developed.  Some of the cultures were:  Chavin  Moche  Nazca  and Inca
  9. 9. The First Civilizations; The Route Along the Andes  They left valuable legacies that enable us to understand their history.    The Chavin – built an observatory from which they watched the movement of the stars. The Moche – distinguished themselves for the construction of canals or aqueducts that transported water to places far away from the rivers. The Nazca – made outstanding pottery of different forms and many colors
  10. 10. The First Civilizations; The Route Along the Andes  They left valuable legacies that enable us to understand their history.    The Chavin – built an observatory from which they watched the movement of the stars. The Moche – distinguished themselves for the construction of canals or aqueducts that transported water to places far away from the rivers. The Nazca – made outstanding pottery of different forms and many colors

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