North America

7. North Africa Rock Art

Tassili N’Ajjer 6,000 B.C. The folks who write about this part of Africa frequently compare this area to a lunar landscape. It was once lush and green. It is now hot, dry,

1. Introduction North America

  Prehistory is an idea that helps folks deal with the idea of time, especially ancient time. In some places around the globe dating has been more certain.. Now that is not

2. Maps of the South West

You will find many different maps as you move through this page!      

3. Barrier Canyon

We start our walk about the great Southwest where people have lived from about 9,000 B.C. The land is beautiful; it is dry (don’t forget to bring water). We don’t know just

4. Horseshoe Canyon

Horseshoe Canyon and Barrier Canyon are often spoken about as one in the same. I have done my best to separate them out. This is another great panel with many different ways

5. Canyon de Chelly – Architecture

Imagine yourself living at the bottom of this huge rock cliff. These ruins are very famous because of the beauty of the setting. The houses were built deep into the cliff faces.

6. Nine Mile Canyon Part One

Some of the work we find on these wonderful canyon walls tell us about what might be a spirit world. The ghosts are stately or the weave in and out as we

7. Nine Mile Canyon Part Two

People seem to be having much more fun here. Things sticking out of one person’s head. One figure upside down to catch or hit the ball and a bunch of ducks waddling

8.Grand Gulch Primate Area

8.Grand Gulch Primate Area   The feeling of the images from the Grand Gulch Primate Area very different from the feeling one gets from the images at Barrier Canyon. The credit for

9. Newspaper Rock

What does this one rock tell us about the great South West? Was the petroglyphs here done before Columbus arrived or after? What evidence do you have to support your thesis? If

10. Baja California

I think it is important to find out where we are by looking at some maps. If you find North America on this world map you are hot. Above the pink spot

11. Moonhouse Cedar Mesa

And how did they live in these vast spaces? We will walk about Cedar Mesa. Think about crawling in one of these rooms And from the inside out. Can you see the

12. Blythe Intaglios

There are great mysteries in many places in the world. There only two great intaglios in the world that I know about. The most famous are Peru. You can not see them

Blackwater Draw (ca. 9500–3000 B.C.)

As the Pleistocene, or Ice Age, was ending and the earth was drying out, there was a profound change in the environment across North America. Hunters in North America pursued large animals

Diamonds Show Comet Struck North America

Diamonds show comet struck North America, scientists say The impact caused an ice age that killed some mammal species and many humans 12,900 years ago, researchers report. They say the discovery of

Timeline North America

From Lewis C. Messenger   1. Paleo-Indian Era 15,000 B.C. – 7000 B.C. • Lived in small mobile groups • Hunted various animals with spears tipped with flint points • May have

A brief Chronology of the South West

D.K. Jordan Note: Insofar as possible, this chronology follows the Pecos Classification of 1927, which is still used as the most general standard of reference for Southwestern archaeology, despite its round-number dates

People Of The Ancient Great Plains

A.The Great Plains, perhaps more than any other area of North America, has come to provide popular imagery of Native American peoples—clichés and erroneous stereotypes. B.While it is true that during a

The Great Gallery

Horseshoe Canyon, formerly known as Barrier Canyon, is in a remote area west of the Green River and north of the Canyonlands National Park Maze District in Utah, USA. It is known

Nine Mile Canyon

Quick Facts: This 40-mile-long canyon is full of Archaic, Fremont and Ute rock art, historical ranches and structures. Location: 20 miles north of Wellington, UT Services: Wilderness area, one day area offers

Oldest North American Mummy

Volume 49 Number 5, September/October 1996 by Lara J. Asher A mummy excavated in 1940 and stored at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City was recently dated to ca. 7420 B.C.,

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cave Art

Petroglyphs and Pictographs.? What are they Pictographs and petroglyphs. Indian signs and symbols that we call rock art. They are the recorded symbols of events in the lives of the prehistoric humans.

Digging Into The Desert’s Past

Most of America’s national parks protect natural wonders—mountains, forests, lakes, canyons, caves, rivers, seashores or islands. By contrast, the 7000-foot-high Mesa Verde National Park, located in southwestern Colorado, was the very first

The Native American Peoples of Our Western Deserts

In the archaeological record of roughly 2000 to 1300 years ago, we can follow the story of the desert people’s emergence from their Archaic past, their transition to a lifestyle characterized less

Great Basin Cultural Area

Introduction The Great Basin is a land of great environmental diversity and dramatic contrasts — high mountains and arid plains, deep canyons and occasional bountiful lakes — comprising some 400,000 square miles

Great Basin People

PIECING TOGETHER THE PAST The greatest challenge to studying past Peoples is that there is no one here to tell us their stories, to speak their languages, to dance their dances for

The Anasazi

Spanish explorers first encountered the southwestern Native American tribes in the 1540s. There were three major Native American cultures in the southwest: the Hohokam, who were an agricultural group located in the

The Anasazi, People of the Mountains, Mesas and Grasslands

Like their cultural kin – the Mogollon and the Hohokam – in the deserts to the south, the earliest Anasazi peoples felt the currents of revolutionary change during the first half of

Prehistoric Migration of American Indians

This section on North America owes a great deal to Mr. Eddins Artifacts and skeletal remains of Cro-Magnon (modern man) did not appear in Africa until about 50,000 B.C.. By 40,000 B.C.

Geoglyphs of the SW Desert

Reprinted from the Mar-Aprl 2003 issue of Southwest Aviator Magazine (page 62). Southwest Aviator Story and Photos By Ron Kilber Wednesday, January 22, 2003 A few years after Charles Lindbergh flew his

The Anthills of Orion: Ancient Star Beings of the Hopi

The Anthills of Orion: Ancient Star Beings of the Hopi by Gary A. David (published by Atlantis Rising, # 48, Nov./Dec. 2004 under the title ìThe Ant People of Orionî)   Who

Chaco Culture 800AD-1200AD

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves one of America’s richest and most facinating cultural and historic areas. In Chaco Canyon, a desert valley in northwestern New Mexico, between the early AD 800s

Mysterious Images on Stone

In the desert basins and mountain ranges of the Southwest and northern Mexico, you will discover, on the surfaces of boulders and rock exposures, galaxies of enigmatic figures chiseled or scribed or

Early Weapons and tools

CHAPTER 12 FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT As a soldier you know the importance of proper care and use of your weapons, tools, and equipment. This is especially true of your knife.

Video Clips

Video Clips from You Tube The information to people by way of the Internet is growing and amazing. We all learn in different ways and you may enjoying seeing the information on

How To Make A Fulte Video Clips

How to make a flute. I feel strongly about the idea of integrating music into each art history micro lesson. I have therefore added these youtube video clips to assist you with

Interpreting Rock Art Of The Anasazi

Overview: This lesson uses Native American art to acquaint students with the culture of the Anasazi and the lands where they lived. In the Four Corners region of the United States, a

A Short Lesson Plan Native Americans

1987.Native Americans 1988.http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1985.html History, level: Elementary Posted Sat Oct 21 14:52:51 PDT 2000 by Heather Wolfe (heatherluvs2teach@hotmail.com). Churc Hill Ele., West POnt, MS Native Americans Day1: Objective: 1. To instill appreciation of

A Game Power Animals from Children of the Earth

Children of the Earth is a site that you will enjoy.   To find this game you must go to this site. http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/PowerAnimals/shuffle16.html   You will have lots of choices. You might

10, 000 Years Ago in North America

Na-Dene people occupy much of northwest and central North America. These were the earliest ancestors of the Athabascan- speaking peoples, including the Navajo and Apache. All five species of native horse become

Shawnee Lookout

Shawnee Lookout May Be Largest Continuously Occupied Hilltop Native American Site In United States ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — The discoveries continue to surprise for a team of University of Cincinnati students

Some Music

Because of You Tube we have some music. I don’t know just how authentic but enjoy as much as possible.