The First Americans How does geography affect the way people live?

Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America. It stands in Denali National Park, Alaska.

North America is the third-largest continent on Earth. It is mostly surrounded by water. Mountain ranges take up more than one third of the total land area.

The land surrounding the Amazon is home to the greatest variety of plants on Earth. As many of 250 species of trees may grow in one acre of the Amazon River Basin.

Over thousands of years, prehistoric people migrated southward through the Americas.

Early Americans used corn in many forms. The corn grinding stone like this Anasazi tool developed out of necessity.

Mesoamerican societies developed in Mexico and Central America.

One of the things the Olmecs are most famous for is colossal heads made out of rock. Some were more than seven feet high. How they managed to get them to the sites where they remain to this day is unknown.

The story of the Moche culture is told through their artwork, such as this pottery figure of an alpaca.

Pueblo Bonito, located in present-day New Mexico, was a four-story sandstone village.

The Great Serpent Mound, made by the Mound Builders, still exists in southern Ohio. This mound may have been used in religious ceremonies.

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