According to the timeline on page 4-5, when was corn domesticated?
Paleo Indians were the earliest inhabitants of North and South America, living there for thousands of years They lived a nomadic lifestyle and hunted large animals like mammoths, mastodons, and giant sloths A variety of artifacts have been discovered to learn more about the Paleo Indians, such as tools, weapons, and artwork
How did Paleo-Indians migrate to the Americas?
Which continent were Paleo-Indians believed to have migrated from?
According to page 6, approximately how many years ago did Paleo-Indians first inhabit the Americas?
- 10,000 years ago
- 40,000 years ago
- 25,000 years ago
Would you rather have a private concert with your favorite pop star or write a hit song that becomes a global sensation?
- Have a private concert with my favorite pop star
- Write a hit song that becomes a global sensation
According to the section "The Hunters" on page 6, what kind of animals did Paleo-Indians hunt? Now draw one of the animals they hunted.
Did you know?
Paleoindians used atlatl (spear-throwers), which allowed them to hunt large animals such as mammoths and mastodons. Paleoindians were highly skilled at making stone tools and weapons, such as arrowheads, scrapers, and knives, from rocks and minerals found in the area.
Work together in pairs: How did the development of a stable food supply change the way people lived? page 7
Paleo-Indian culture is often characterized as being highly mobile. What does 'mobile' mean in this context?
- Moving frequently or nomadic
- Staying in one place permanently
- Building temporary shelters
Paleo-Indians were the first inhabitants of the Americas, arriving in North and South America around 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived off of the resources that were available in their environment.
The Clovis Culture is the most well-known and widely accepted Paleo-Indian culture. It is characterized by its distinctive fluted stone projectile points, which were used for hunting and scavenging.
The Paleo-Indians were highly mobile, moving from place to place in search of food and resources. They were also skilled craftspeople, creating tools and weapons from stone, bone, and wood.
Brain break: Draw a chipmunk playing guitar in a meadow filled with popcorn trees