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Who were the Mapuche? South American history

By |2019-04-01T08:49:16-07:00September 9th, 2017|History|

Changos whale hunt, El Madano, ca. 1000 AD When did people first reach Chile? There were probably people living in Chile (a narrow strip of land in South America between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean) by around 12,000 BC. They came south with their dogs along the coast of South America, either walking or in [...]

Who were the Chavin? South American history

By |2019-03-20T21:43:54-07:00September 9th, 2017|South America|

Chavin stone carving From Norte Chico to Chavin By around 900 BC, the Norte Chico people of northern Peru developed into the Chavin culture. Like the earlier Norte Chico people, the Chavin people used irrigation to farm potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, and hot chili peppers. Who were the Norte Chico people? What about Valdivia further north? History of potatoes All our South America [...]

Inuit Life – Native Americans

By |2018-04-07T17:05:35-07:00August 9th, 2017|History, Native American|

Inuit carving of a person Inuit (INN-oo-it) people lived mainly by hunting seal and walrus and by fishing, and by gathering wild berries and roots like parsnips. They couldn't just eat fish because fish don't have enough fat in them, so they needed to catch seal too. They also gathered seaweed to eat. To hunt seal, people used little seal-skin boats called kayaks that [...]

Make a clay seal – Mesopotamia project

By |2019-04-09T05:39:59-07:00June 11th, 2017|Crafts, Economy, West Asia|

Clay seal project: A cylinder seal and square seal from ancient Mesopotamia What is a clay seal? The people of ancient Mesopotamia had many baskets which had been sealed with a special mark pressed into a lump of clay. More about seals What is clay? Bronze Age economy All our Mesopotamia articles Why [...]