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ANT100Y1 Full Course Notes
Coming to america (and canada): beringia and late pleistocene cultures of the north. Pacific northwest- the area northwestern north america; includes: aleutian islands, South coastal alaska, northwest coast cultures area, california, intermountain plateau (interior regions of b. c. , washington, oregon) Key pre-contact cultural characteristics; no agriculture; maritime focus; chg. Complex hunter-gatherer societies with 3 different classes decided at birth by who your parents were (nobility, commoners and slaves) very entrenched systemic order. Some cultures had a nobility and a class of society and people who did not inherent titles (commoners) and they also had slaves. Chinook= 1 of 6 species of pacific salmon. No agriculture due to climate, (too much rain) soil is poorly developed, no need, mountainous landscape etc. Tagged b. c. salmon has been recovered off the coast of japan (they swim a long way out to sea) Archaeologists debate when (i. e. , how early) the first people came to the new world, but not where- beringia (n. e.