America had large cities (some with pyramids) connected by trade networks long before the arrival of Europeans.
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Connections between the southwestern U.S. and Mesoamerica are revealed in these vessels featuring parrots or macaws and a merchant
Found marking the grave of an important individual, this gorget was worn as a neck ornament during life. Mississippian culture was one of the most cosmopolitan Native American cultures prior to the arrival of Europeans. The city of Cahokia was an important hub for trade networks.
APUSH: KC 1.1.I.C
The first clear evidence of human activity in North America are spearheads used to hunt large game.
Many interpretations have been proposed for this mound in modern-day Ohio—examine the clues and see what you think.
Located in a high desert, Chaco’s residents dedicated much of their energy to controlling water for crops.
Remarkable structures in the American Southwest were home to cliff-dwelling farmers until around 1300.
Found marking the grave of an important individual, this gorget was worn as a neck ornament during life.