Pre-Colonial America (Ralf Tambets)

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Pre-Colonial America BC – 1607 AD:

Pre-Colonial America BC – 1607 AD Ralf Tambets

Earliest immigrants:

Earliest immigrants Started 20,000 to 35,000 years ago Bering Land Bridge

Civilizations:

Civilizations Nomads Settled farmers Empires

Indigenous peoples:

Indigenous peoples Native Americans Mostly hunter-gatherers Tipis

Empires:

Empires Olmecs Mayas Aztecs Incas

Olmecs:

Olmecs First major civilization in Mexico Sculptures Calendar, zero

Mayas:

Mayas Fully developed written language Still exist Spanish Conquest of Yucatan

Aztecs:

Aztecs Valley of Mexico Human sacrifice Spanish Conquests Smallpox

Incas:

Incas (Nazca lines) Coca Tupac

Explorers:

Explorers Leif Ericsson Amerigo Vespucci Christopher Columbus Hernando de Soto

Leif Ericsson (ca 970-1020):

Leif Ericsson (ca 970-1020) Son of Eric the Red Discovered Newfoundland in 1001

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506):

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Considered to be the discoverer of America Four voyages 1492-1504

Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512):

Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) Four voyages (?) 1497-1504 Americas were named after him

Hernando de Soto (1497-1592):

Hernando de Soto (1497-1592) 1530-1534 - Explored the South American mainland Atahualpa Cuzco 1539-1542 – Explored North America 600 men Maniba

English exploration:

English exploration Elizabeth I Secretly supported attacks against the Spaniards Roanoke island Sir Walter Raleigh John White First attempt to colonize „Croatoan“ Jamestown James I North Carolina to Maine John Smith

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