Clovis arrowheads found at sites in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
FOUNDATION MAP 5.1 Populating the Western Hemisphere, ca. 20,000–6000 B.C.E.
The Amerinds of North America
Totem poles from western Canada, carved from Western Red Cedar and depicting real or mythical events.
MAP 5.2 North American Amerind Culture Areas, ca. 1500 C.E.
A modern photograph of Monk’s Mound in Cahokia, where ancient Amerind temples once stood.
The Amerinds of Mesoamerica
MAP 5.3 Mesoamerican Homelands and Centers, ca. 2500 B.C.E. – 700 C.E.
Olmec head carved from basalt and found at La Venta.
Venus table from the Mayan Dresden Codex showing the phases of the planet Venus.
The Pyramid of the Moon in the city of Teotihuacán.
Massive stone statues of Toltec warriors stand atop the pyramid at the ruins of Tula de Allende, Mexico.
South America: Societies of the Andes
MAP 5.4 Pre-Incan Andean Empires and Culture Areas, ca. 800 B.C.E. – 1400 C.E.
A painted textile panel from Chimor depicting a central figure wearing an elaborate headdress. The two felines on either side of him may signify that he is a shaman or a chieftain.
Key Dates and Developments North American Chronology/Mesoamerican Chronology/South American Chronology
Judge ch05 lecture
Connections: A World History Second Edition 5 Chapter Early American Societies: Connection and Isolation, 20,000 B.C.E.–1500 C.E. Connections: A World History, Second Edition Edward H. Judge • John W. Langdon
Early American Societies: Connections and Isolation, 20,000 B.C.E.–1500 C.E. A. Origins and Arrival of the Amerinds B. The Amerinds of North America C. The Amerinds of Mesoamerica D. South America: Societies of the Andes