Originally a vassal of the Ming emperors, Nurhaci embarked on an intertribal feud in that escalated into a campaign to unify the nearby tribes. Byhe had sufficiently consolidated Jianzhou so as to be able to proclaim himself Khan of the Great Jin in reference to the previous Jurchen dynasty. After a series of successful battles, he relocated his capital from Hetu Ala to successively bigger captured Ming cities in Liaodong: Although by this time the once-united Mongol nation had long since fragmented into individual and hostile tribes, these tribes still presented a serious security threat to the Ming borders.
Before the beginning of the epoch of European exploration and conquest in the early 16th century, South America was almost completely occupied by diverse peoples. Nearly all of those cultural groups practiced agriculture, and most exhibited an extraordinary understanding of their physical environment that… The people In South America, native language families encompassed large blocks of territory and numerous societies.
They cut across different cultural and social types and are found represented in different geographical and environmental surroundings.
Languages may be grouped in many ways, but the major language groupings or families of South America may be conveniently divided into the Macro- ChibchanAndean-Equatorial including TupianGe-Pano-Carib, and Hokan. This is the most simplified classification of South American Indian languages see also South American Indian languages.
In the s, the central Andes, the area of greatest population density in South America about 10 persons per square milewas sparsely populated compared to centres of Old World civilization.
The chiefdoms of the northern Andes, northern Venezuela, and the Antilles had an estimated total population of 1,, with densities ranging from 6. The southern Andes was inhabited by the AtacamaDiaguitaand Araucanianswhose combined population was possibly 1,, with a density range of 0.
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Tropical-forest peoples numbered about 2, and had a density of 0. Hunting and gathering peoples of the Chilean archipelago, Patagonia, the Gran Chaco, and eastern Brazilian uplands had a combined population of less thanand a density range of 0.
The population density of the central Andes was about times greater than that of the hunters and gatherers, 20 times greater than that of the tropical-forest farmers, and 30 to 40 percent greater than that of the Araucanians and the chiefdoms of the northern Andes and the circum-Caribbean.
The prehistoric period Human life-forms did not evolve in the New World, despite certain claims to the contrary which have never been taken seriously by most scholars. Migrants crossed from Siberia to Alaska, probably some 20, to 35, years ago or perhaps earlierwhen there was a land and ice bridge between the two continents.
They seem to have remained locked in the northwestern sector of North America for eons, held back by impenetrable glacial formations. When the glacial cap retreated and valleys opened up, people then existing as hunter-gatherers began to follow the southward progression of game animals, fanning out across North America and down through Central America into South America, again a process occupying thousands of years.
Archaeological discoveries have unearthed human skeletal remains in association with now-extinct species of animals and in geological deposits of the last phases of the Ice Age. Early man Archaeological evidence demonstrates that South America was occupied by early man at least 10, years ago, ample time for high civilizations to have evolved in the central Andes and for ecological adjustments to have been worked out elsewhere on the continent.
Scientific dating techniques establish that agriculture was practiced along the Peruvian coast at least as early as bc. By bc agricultural societies flourished. This does not mean that all of South America had reached this stage of development nor that it was densely populated by farming communities.
On the contrary, the continent was spottily inhabited by simply organized hunters and gatherers who then occupied the most favourable regions. As knowledge diffused from the central Andes to other parts of South America and as agriculture and other techniques were adopted by those peoples living in favourable environments, farming communities took form, and populations among them began to increase.
Thus, on the foundation of early hunting and gathering societies, the more complex social and cultural systems gradually were built in those areas where agriculture developed; cultural growth and social complexity followed apace. Hunters and gatherers were pushed out of the farming regions to agriculturally marginal areas, where some of them are found today.
The original migrants to the New World had no knowledge of the domestication of plants or animals, with the exception of dogs, which were used in hunting. Recent discoveries in Mexico indicate that agriculture was independently discovered in the New World in roughly the same era that it was established in the Middle East about — bc and that New World civilizations were built on an indigenous agricultural base.
It is known archaeologically that cultural influences from Asiaas well as latter-day migrations of people such as the Eskimo, continued to impinge on parts of the New World over the millennia, but New World cultural developments that culminated in the formation of high civilizations in Mexico and Peru were overwhelmingly the product of native, independent invention in almost all spheres of cultural and social life.
Sporadic influences probably reached Peru and the western parts of the tropical forests from across the Pacific Oceanbut their effect on the course of cultural development in this hemisphere was negligible. Native America constituted a separate cultural unit, comparable to that of the Old World.
The development of civilizations The archaeological record for the central Andes shows a step-by-step development of cultural and social forms from a preagricultural, hunting and gathering baseline some 10, years ago to the Inca empire in the 15th century ad.
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previous period ( B.C.E. to C.E.) the Mediterranean saw its heyday of trade under the territorial height of the Roman Empire. Like the Silk Road trade, this network declined when Rome weakened.
The empire was never integrated, and local rulers often stayed in place to act as tribute collectors for the Aztec overlords. In many ways, the Aztec Empire was simply an expansion of long-existing Mesoamerican concepts and institutions of government, and it was not unlike the subject city-states over which it gained control.
South American Indian: South American Indian, member of any of the aboriginal peoples inhabiting the continent of South America.
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Aztec Empire The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the 14th and 16th centuries.
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