Early Americans

Running head: Early North American Culture

Early North Americans
Axia College

      This paper will discuss the migration of Asians into North America and briefly explain their primitive lifestyles. The paper will show the introduction of farming into the peoples and the effect this had on their society. I will then briefly talk about the Gutierrez map and explain the Native peoples of North America and the signs and coat of arms of European exploration.
Early North Americans
                                                      Early Migration
      The first people to North America came from Asia, specifically snowbound Siberia. These people first came around 35000 B.C.E. and again another migration 10000 years after the first. Sea levels dropped drastically so much so that the Bering Strait became a broad, grassy plain. Across this land bridge humans and animals left icebound Siberia for ice-free Alaska. “This land bridge was known as Beringia. These early humans were following herds of animals that they hunted for food.” (Wikipedia, 2009).   In a span of 25000 years these humans expanded throughout North, Central, and South America.

        The earliest humans to arrive in North America were hunter gatherers. They made a living in nomadic groups. They hunted mammoth, mastodon, elk, deer, primitive cattle, and other mammals. They were able to gather grasses, fruits, seeds, and edible plants. They gradually spread through North, Central, and South America. This movement took approximately 25000 years. American culture gradually diversified, it greatly sped up after 5500 B.C.E. when the peoples of central Mexico learned to cultivate crops. As the agricultural movement spread gradually northward, Native American societies grew larger and developed more socially, economic, and political organizations. About this time perhaps five to ten million people spoke around 1000...