Ancient civilizations


Ancient native american civilizations in Mesoamerica

Many Indian Tribes ,including the Mayan , believed they were seeded from the Pleiadians. Ancient indian civilizations in North America developed over roughly the last 20,000 years, according to archaeologists.

According to the indian tribes living today, most of them say they have always been here on the North American continent. Many archaeological periods, cultures, complexes, and peoples have been identified in North America.

These are generally divided into five periods. The Paleo Indians were an ancient civilization that lived during the Lithic stage (18000 BCE - 8000 BCE) and this is when we first see stone tools.

The Archaic period (8000 BCE - 1000 BCE), is divided into an early, middle, and late stages. In this period, we first see evidence of sedentary farming practices.

During the Formative stage, ancient north american people developed the technologies of pottery, weaving, and developed food production.

Social organization began to involve permanent towns and villages, as well as the first ceremonial centers in these ancient indian civilizations. During the Classic stage, we begin to see complex social structures as ancient indian civilizations developed craft specializations and the beginnings of metallurgy.

During this period, we see the beginnings of urbanism and large ceremonial centers. During the Post-Classic stage (1000 BCE - Present), we see advanced metallurgy and social organization involving complex urbanism and militarism. 

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Ais Moundbuilders

Anasazi

Beothuk Indians

Cahokia Mounds art exhibit showcases moundbuilder artifacts: Hero, Hawk and Open Hand

Cahokia Mounds mark Illinois' most ancient city

Fremont people, ancient indians that lived from 700 to 1300 AD Predecessors of the Hohokam

Agriculture of the Hohokam Indians

Clothing and footwear of the Hohokam Indians

Hunting and gathering practices of the Hohokam

Discovery of Hohokam ruins surprises archaeologists

Hohokam Indians of the Tucson Basin

Karankawa Indians: Extinct tribe of Texas

The Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire

Mayan crystal skulls

Unraveling Mayan mysteries

Hailing the solstice and telling time, Mayan style 

Mississippi Mound Builders

The Olmec Indians

Olmec art

The Olmec Gods

Olmec Writing

Oneota Discovery in Wisconsin stirs scientific debate: Did two different cultures meet? 

Indian cultures in US pre-columbian timeline

Shanawdithit, the last Beothuk

 

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Ancient History: Mystery of the Anasazi

One of the most popular and fascinating features of the southwest’s Canyon Country is the remains of the prehistoric Anasazi Indian civilization. The Anasazi thrived in the region for nearly 1,000 years leaving evidence of their extraordinary masonry talents everywhere. … Continue reading

Aztecs Tortured, Ate Spaniards, Bones Show

Evidence of capture and rituals is unearthed at a site near Mexico City.

Skeletons found at an archeological site show that Aztecs captured, sacrificed and partially ate several hundred people traveling with invading Spanish forces in 1520.

DNA extracted from a 10,300-year-old tooth reveals new line of people in the Americas

DNA extracted from a 10,300-year-old tooth found in On Your Knees Cave on Prince of Wales Island off southern Alaska in 1996 reveals a previously unknown lineage for the people who first arrived in the Americas. A study of the oldest known sample of human DNA in the Americas suggests that humans arrived in the New World relatively recently, around 15,000 years ago.

Human skull found near Snake River may be ancient Nez Perce
Indian DNA links to six founding mothers
Kenewick Man back in the news
Late Archaic Period – Orange Culture -2000 – 1000 BC
Maya Astronomy and Mathematics
Olmec Gods and Mystical Beliefs
Poop fossil proves human habitation in North America 14,340 years ago
The Aztec Gods and Goddesses
The Inca built first suspension bridges
Woodland Period – St. Johns Cultures – 500 BC to 1500 AD