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Mound Builders: Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian
		Around 1500….disappear

Various tribes...decentralized 
	Iroquois Cherokee 

Subsistence farming (only farming for themselves) 

	-Lost their culture, due to arrival of the europeans colonists

	Warm & Cramped…
Agriculture develops in 3000 B.C. 

	1200 B.C. - 400 B.C. First civilization Olmecs 
						Influence the rest of the civilization in the area

City States - Ruled by a class of priests 

They were polytheistic 
		Dominated Yucatan Peninsula, between pacific, gulf of mexico and Carribean