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Native america

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  • 1. Native America  
  • 2. Corn.
  • 3. About 7000 years ago: Native Americans began farming.  They cross-bred different types of grass until they developed Corn.  Corn became the staple crop, but other crops followed.   Growing food enabled the Native Americans to settle in one place instead of wandering for food.   Years of farming enabled a food surplus to develop.  Food surplus enabled the development of civilizations.   WHY?
  • 4. What makes a Civilization? advanced agriculture,   long-distance trade,   occupational specialization,   and urbanism (city living).   NONE of which is possible without FOOD SURPLUS!!!
  • 5. The major civilizations Olmec (Southern Mexico) Maya (Southeastern Mexico) Inca (NW South America Aztec (Central Mexico) Moundbuilders (Mississippi & Ohio River Valleys) Pueblo (SW United States)
  • 6. The Nanih Waiya Mound near Bogue Chitto, MS
  • 7. The Inca City of Macchu Picchu
  • 8. Artist's rendition of the city of Cahokia
  • 9. Anasazi Pueblos