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  • CHAPTER 1 Three Old Worlds Create a New
  • Native American Histories Before Conquest 20,000 years ago—Siberian hunters became first American inhabitants 14,000 years ago—humans reached tip of South America These Paleo-Indians did not suffer from many communicative diseases
  • Routes of the First Americans
  • The Environmental Challenge: Food, Climate, and Culture Native Americans enjoyed an abundant supply of meat Some suggest they over-hunted and caused the extinction of several large species Climatic warming probably played a much bigger role 5000 years ago—agricultural revolution Crops included maize, squash, and beans Shift from nomadic hunting and gathering to permanent villages or large cities