History 2201E Lecture Notes - Caucasian Race, Kennewick Man, Homo Erectus
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Lecture 1 – Introduction to Ancient Cultures
o Judging the past by modern views
Foundation of Canadian history based on relationships between
English, French and Native peoples
o Problematic because Europeans imposed their own terms on the
Native peoples; e.g. Iroquois called themselves Haudenosaunee
o Required government funded companies to get the resources
o Fur trade an exception, one person could make a living from it
When humans arrived in North America, they were fully Homo sapiens
sapien, no evidence of Homo erectus, Neanderthals, etc.
o North America populated approximately 12,000 years ago
o Kennewick Man: believed to be Caucasoid, not Mongoloid
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