- 178 pages
DescriptionAncient Times begins at the end of the Ice Age, when bands of nomadic tribesmen began migrating across the land bridge from Asia to North America. It traces the spread of human settlement across the American continents from the snowfields of Alaska to the mountains of Chile, focusing upon the types of communities that arose in a wide diversity of natural environments. Students discover why certain peoples remained nomadic hunters and gatherers until the dawn of the modern age, while others settled down in farming communities. Still others, such as the Maya of Central America, developed an intricate form of writing and built great cities with huge stone temples.
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