Examples of Paleo-Indians in the following topics:
- Paleo-Indians subsisted as small, mobile groups of big game hunters, traveling light and frequently to find new sources of food.
- Paleo-Indians, or Paleo-Americans, were the first peoples
who entered and subsequently inhabited the American continent.
- The Paleo-Indian
would eventually flourish all over the Americas, creating regional variations
- During much of
the Early and Middle Paleo-Indian periods, inland bands are thought to have
subsisted primarily through hunting now-extinct megafauna.
- The Lithic peoples, or Paleo-Indians, were nomadic hunter-gatherers and are the earliest known humans of the Americas.
- Civilization in America began during the last Ice Age when nomadic Paleo-Indians migrated across Beringia.
archeological evidence suggests that the Paleo-Indians' first dispersal into
the Americas occurred near the end of the LGM.
- As early Paleo-Indians spread throughout the Americas, they diversified into
many hundreds of culturally distinct tribes.
- Paleo-Indian adaptation across
North America was likely characterized by small, highly mobile bands consisting
of approximately 20 to 50 members of an extended family.
- It is believed that a small Paleo-Indian population of a few thousand survived the Last Glacial Maximum in Beringia.
- Many separate indigenous cultures
developed and prospered in North America after the first waves of nomadic
Paleo-Indians migrated to the continent across Beringia near the end of the
Last Glacial Maximum.
- Civilization in America
began during the last Ice Age when nomadic Paleo-Indians migrated across
- Some genetic research indicates that secondary waves of migration
occurred after the initial Paleo-Indian colonization, but prior to modern
Inuit, Inupiat, and Yupik expansions.
- The Paleo-Indians would eventually
flourish all over the Americas, creating regional variations in lifestyles
while sharing a common style of stone tool production.
- Three of the major cultural
traditions that impacted the Southwest region include the Paleo-Indian
tradition, the Southwestern Archaic tradition, and the Post-Archaic cultures
- Genetic studies, archaeological evidence, and scientific dating methods suggest that Paleo-Indians originated out of Africa and Asia.
- Genetic evidence found in Paleo-Indians' mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) supports the theory of multiple genetic populations migrating from Asia.
- Early Paleo-Indian groups could have readily replenished their food supplies, repaired clothing and tents, and replaced broken or lost tools.
- Coastal or "watercraft" theories have broad implications, one being that Paleo-Indians in North America may not have been purely terrestrial big-game hunters, but instead were already adapted to maritime or semi-maritime lifestyles.
- The route then crossed into the Arabian Peninsula, settling in places like the present-day United Arab Emirates and Oman, and then possibly going into the Indian Subcontinent.
- A number of scientific studies into genetics, time-dating, and paleo-environmental data have been conducted to test these theories.
- Genetic evidence found in Amer-Indians' mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) supports the theory of multiple, distinct genetic populations migrating from Asia.
- Over the course of millennia, these Paleo-Indians spread throughout North and South America.
- The Lithic stage or Paleo-Indian period is defined initially as a big-game period.
- Indigenous peoples of the United States are commonly known as Native Americans or American Indians, and Alaskan Natives.
- These early Paleo-Indians soon spread throughout the continent, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally-distinct nations and tribes.
- Paleo-Indians were not numerous, and population densities were quite low during this time.
- Ute religious beliefs borrowed heavily from Plains Indians after the
arrival of the horse.
- These early Paleo-Indians soon spread throughout the Americas, diversifying into many hundreds of culturally distinct nations and tribes.
- Three of
the major cultural traditions that impacted the region include the
Paleo-Indian tradition, the Southwestern Archaic tradition, and the Post-Archaic
- The American Indian Archaic culture eventually evolved into
two major prehistoric archaeological culture areas in the American Southwest
and northern Mexico.
- For the Pueblos and other Southwest American Indian communities, the transition from a hunting-gathering, nomadic experience to more
permanent agricultural settlements meant more firmly established families and