This blog entry is about the founding of America. Not the people who wrote a mean letter to the king of England and stated a war, not Columbus, who in 1492 sailed the ocean blue and committed genocide, not even when Leif Erikson found the New World. We are talking about the first ever people to Cross the bering strait and settle America. This blog post is about the Paleo Indians.
The Paleo Indians, also known as the Clovis People, were a group of Asian Hominis Sapientis who migrated from Asia to the Americas roughly 40000 years ago. Heck, it wouldn’t even be called America at that time, as Amerigo Vespucci won’t be born for thousands of years, but I will call it that for the purpose of simplicity. So the Paleo Indians who inhabited America were mostly Nomads who traveled in groups of 20-50 people. occasionally they would create shelters out of mammoth hide or other animal skins, but mostly lived in caves when it was raining or they needed to stop.
These brilliant people also created the beautiful invention of a sharp thing on a stick. This may not seem like much to you now, as you read this on a machine that has access to immense electrical circuits that hold all the information the world has to offer, but this was the greatest advance in technology since the Hominis Erecti discovered fire. Additionally, before the invention of sharp thing on a stick, the way that the Paleo Indians hunted for food was to chase animals off cliffs, which was far from efficient. This is proof of the Paleo Indians’ surprising spread across the continent as arrowheads, also known as the sharp things from sharp things on a stick, have been found across the globe dating from 40000 to 10000 years ago.
About 9000 years ago, the Paleo Indians disappeared. this is because the split into many different tribes; Sioux, Iroquois, Pueblo, Chesapeake, and many others. They all advanced rapidly throughout the years; they built homes, learned to hunt animals properly, and had a form of centralized community. But then the Europeans happened. After that, there was Nationalism, settlements, the United States of America, and all that other stuff that has been hammered into your head repeatedly for the past 11 years of your life.
Arrowhead picture: http://www.dkvarrowheadsales.com/