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Research Links

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. Whether you are researching a specific topic, completing an assigned activity, or simply trying to learn more about the world around you, your search can begin sooner than you think!

By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: Hunters and Farmers in the Americas

PBS Arctic Journeys: History and Culture beringlandbridge/ guide/ history.html
This PBS site explores Beringia, a continuous land bridge that was created when a dramatic drop in the sea level connected Siberia and Alaska. It is widely believed that it was across Beringia, also called the Bering Land Bridge, that humans first passed from Asia to populate the Americas.

NOVA Online: Cracking the Ice Age wgbh/ nova/ ice/
Maps, images, and articles explain the colder climatic conditions the Earth experiences during an Ice Age.

National Geographic: Peopling of the Americas ngm/ 0012/ feature3/
National Geographic tries to answer the question: Who Were the First Americans? Articles, images, audio files, and links are provided to help discover the dawn of humans.

Section 2: Early Mesoamerican Civilizations

Mesoamerican Civilizations: Olmec Culture historymam4.htm
Interesting page about one of the earliest American civilizations with photographs of sculptures.

Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations ca/ humanorigins/ index.html
Links to resources on Mesoamerican civilizations.

Section 3: Early Civilizations of the Andes