Recognize that prehistoric Native American mound-building cultures lived in Central and Eastern North America.
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Recognize that Native Americans are the original inhabitants of North America.
Recognize that the development of farming allowed groups of people to settle in one place and develop into cultures/civilizations (e.g., Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), Hohokam, Moundbuilders, Aztec, Mayan).
Identify other groups (e.g., Patayan, Sinagua, Salado) residing in the Southwest during this period.
Identify the early civilizations (e.g., Maya, Aztec, Inca/Inka) that developed into empires in Central and South America.
characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies