Use this Discovering American History video entitled A Continent of Villages to 1500 to study first settlement of the Western Hemisphere by immigrants from Asia. Over the centuries these immigrants developed a variety of technologies, and communities adapted to their physical environments. Europeans coming to the Americas would find a populated continent of many villages, not an empty land. Native Americans had a great deal of diversity in culture, community organization, language, and technology. European colonists would profit from these technologies and regional adaptations.
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