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America 1492 Vocab

Originating the americas before the arrival of Columbus pre-Columbus
a clue or set of clues in forming a conclusion or judgment evidence
position relative to others status
a traditional gathering of peoples from the Pacific Northwest potlatch
a tall wooden post carved with symbols and figures representing a family's history and importance totem pole
a village of connected building made by native people of the Southwest pueblo
a broad, flat-topped elevated area of land mesa
a tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line matrilineal
an underground ceremonial chamber found in pueblo kiva
a sudden, large overflow of water, usually caused by heavy rain flash flood
a traditional home of the Plains people, made of wood, grass and soil earth lodge
a traditional, long wooden home shared by several related families of the Eastern Woodland people longhouse
an open, public space in a village or town plaza
a scientist who studies human life and cultures of the past archaeologist
an object made by people of the past, such as a tool, weapon or ornament artifact
a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer nomad
Created by: Sugarrey1