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Corn in the development of the civilization of the Americas

Louise O. Bercaw

Corn in the development of the civilization of the Americas

a selected and annotated bibliography.

by Louise O. Bercaw

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Published by Burt Franklin in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Corn -- Bibliography.

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    StatementCompiled by Louise O. Bercaw, Annie M. Hanny and Nellie G. Larson under the direction of Mary G. Lacy.
    SeriesBurt Franklin research & source works series -- 792, American classics in history & social science, 201, American classics in history and social science -- 201.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 195 p.
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13548319M

    Certain facts about the early civilizations of the Americas are indisputable: They adopted Agriculture more than 8, years ago. As a result, they had a sedentary life style, built permanent settlements. Evidence of a sedentary lifestyle and developed civilization in America actually predates similar situations in Western Europe. Mesoamerica or Abya Yala is a region and culture area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, within which a number of pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    By BCE, its seed stalks had doubled in size, and the seeds themselves had also doubled. By 1 CE, these seed stalks had increased in size by another third. This plant is today known as maize or corn, and it formed the basis of the diet of the Americas from around BCE even to the present day. It covers the importance of the evolution of agriculture to the development of Mesoamerican civilization, specifically the development of corn. It then moves on to the achievements and legacy of the Olmec: their language and religion and their relation to subsequent civilizations in the region, especially the Maya/5(58).

      What were the main similarities and differences between early civilizations in the Americas and those in Asia and the Mediterranean? BCE - BCE. Sumerian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates valley. Early Harappan Civilization of India practices burial of the dead. c. BCE - BCE. The Cycladic Civilization in Greece. Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia use gold in jewellery manufacture. Later Harappan Civilization turns to cremation over burial.


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Corn in the development of the civilization of the Americas by Louise O. Bercaw Download PDF EPUB FB2

Corn in the development of the civilization of the Americas; a selected and annotated bibliography. It covers the importance of the evolution of agriculture to the development of Mesoamerican civilization, specifically the development of corn. It then moves on to the achievements and legacy of the Olmec: their language and religion and their relation to subsequent civilizations in the region, especially the by:   Maize (Zea mays) is a plant of enormous modern-day economic importance as foodstuff and alternative energy rs agree that maize was domesticated from the plant teosinte (Zea mays spp.

parviglumis) in central America at least as early 9, years the Americas, maize is called corn, somewhat confusingly for the rest of the English-speaking world, where 'corn' refers to the. It covers the importance of the evolution of agriculture to the development of Mesoamerican civilization, specifically the development of corn.

It then moves on to the achievements and legacy of the Olmec: their language and religion and their relation to subsequent civilizations in the region, especially the Maya/5(64).

The prehistory of the Americas (North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean) begins with people migrating to these areas from Asia during the height of an Ice groups are generally believed to have been isolated from the people of the "Old World" until the coming of Europeans in the 10th century from Iceland led by Leif Erikson and with the voyages of Christopher Columbus in.

Maize (/ m eɪ z / MAYZ; Zea mays subsp. mays, from Spanish: maíz after Taino: mahiz), also known as corn (American English), is a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico ab years ago. The leafy stalk of the plant produces pollen inflorescences and separate ovuliferous inflorescences called ears that yield kernels or seeds, which are : Tracheophytes.

In the Beginning. Corn as we know it today would not exist if it weren't for the humans that cultivated and developed it. It is a human invention, a plant that does not exist naturally in the wild. It can only survive if planted and protected by humans. Scientists believe people living in central Mexico developed corn at least years ago.

Pre-Columbian civilizations, the aboriginal American Indian cultures that evolved in Mesoamerica (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th century.

The pre-Columbian civilizations were extraordinary developments in human society and culture, ranking with the early civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia. Lauren Baker – in a fabulous new book, Corn Meets Maize – is another scholar who observes that in indigenous communities, the cultivated fields of maize constitute a space where nature and culture, policy and practice intersect.

Now we have the first case where a nation has officially declared itself to be a corn-based civilization and culture. Start studying Early Development of Civilizations in the Americas.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Start studying World History Ancient Americas. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. a book with pages that can be turned, like the one you are reading now. What were the main effects that the development of agriculture had on the ancient peoples of the Americas. The pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continent, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern period.

While the phrase "pre-Columbian era" literally refers only to the time preceding. Cite this Record. Corn in the Development of the Civilization of the Americas: a Selected and Annotated Bibliography.

Bergaw, A. Hannay, N. : L. Bergaw, A. Hannay, N. Larson. The Mound Builders. East of the Anasazi were groups of early Americans who became known as Mound Builders, after their habit of erecting large earthworks that served as tombs and foundations for temples and other public buildings.

One group, known as the Woodland Culture, was centered in Ohio and spread east. Their mounds, which took decades to build, reached more than seven stories in height. The Maya were deeply religious, and worshiped various gods related to nature, including the gods of the sun, the moon, rain and corn.

At the top of Maya society were the kings, or “kuhul ajaw. The best-known civilization in the Americas, I'll wager, is the Aztec civilization, largely because they were at the height of their power and influence when the Spanish arrived.

Warlike, intractable, and aggressive, the Aztecs conquered much of Central America. But the Aztecs are so much more than simply warlike.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (previously titled Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the L Years) is a transdisciplinary non-fiction book by JaredGuns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book.A documentary based on the book, and produced by the Author: Jared Diamond.

Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas in led to the introduction of many novel crops to Europe and subsequently to European colonies in Asia and Africa, forever changing the global food gh it was the European explorers and colonizers who transported foods from the New World to the Old, the native peoples who domesticated these plants over millennia have.

The development of the Teotihuacano civilization was made possible in part by the rich agricultural land surrounding the city. As land was cultivate d, fewer farmers could supply more food staple s, such as corn and beans, to more people.

Unlike Eurasia, the Americas did not see the emergence of a major expansive empire until the 14th century AD – a feature that has led some mistakenly to dismiss the cultures of the ancient Author: Colin Mcewan.

Corn was a vitally important crop in ancient Mexican and other parts of the Americas, and ancient natives told stories across its broad range. Archaeologists found a jadeite object possibly in the shape of a corn cob at an ancient Olmec site in the Mexican state of Veracruz.DBQ 9: Civilizations of the Americas The Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations each contributed major accomplishments to the world today.

These accomplishments established them as advanced societies during their time. The Incans built a large road system, devised a complex irrigation system and developed their own language.colonizing the Americas and from increased trade.

F. European colonization of the Americas had a great impact on Africa. Africans were enslaved and shipped to the Americas in the Atlantic slave trade.