Early American Civilization Study Guide
Know the key terms.
How did people get to North America? They came from where? Why?
Understand the Bering Land
Did the Olmec have social
levels? How do they know? Who was
at the top?
In what modern day region
were the Olmec?
What was the main Olmec god?
Mayans live in
what modern countries?
Their cities were built around
Understand the Mayan farming
Know the 5 ways they adapted
farming to the harsh climates.
What was their belief about
gods and how did they please them?
How many calendars did the
Mayans have? How many days? Were they accurate?
What was their writing system?
What and where is the altiplano?
Who lived there? How did they adapt?
Where did the Moche live? How did they adapt to the problems in their environment?
What is the Lords of Sipan?
Understand the role of the
Llama, jaguar, and condor in these societies.