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The spread of the ariculture across the south west gave rise to 3 great cultures The Mogollon, Hohokam, and Anasazi. Mogollon society developed first some time around 300 BCE . they were based out of the mountain region of southwestern new Mexico and eastern Arizona. the Mogollon were skilled crafts people who made beautiful pottery and fine bows and arrows. They relied on hunting gathering and farming. Mogollon farmers raised corn, beans, and squash. Hohokam society , located in present day southern Arizona, they emerged around 300 Bce Most of them were farmers but their land got little rain fall.The soil was dry and farming very hard. to fix this problem They developed a system of irrigating their land. they built a network of canals that directed river and flood waters to crops. For recreation The Hohokam people played a game to basket ball.This ball courts were almost as large as foot ball fields. sometimes it was played for more then recreation. it was also used to settle arguments. between the villages. Whuch ever side won the argument. this more sense then war to the Hokam people.The last great western culture was The Anasazi other wise know as the old ones.They lived in present day states of Colorado, Arizona, and new Mexico. they were the ancestors Of the Pueblo, Hopi, Zuni, and Tewa. the Anasazi were skilled farmers and basket makers as well. they were great designers and builders as well their settlements were built high above river valleys along the walls of Canyons. they were protected from their enemies this way.Some of their buidings were 5 stories high and had up to 800 rooms!Ground level dwellings were built without doors. The upper levels wer reached by ladders. that could be pulled easier in case of an attack. in most of the rooms family members lived worked and slept.The Anasazi practiced domestication of animals they used dogs to guard their homes. they used turkeys as food source as well. they were deeply religious people who believed in super natural beings.
The Archaic age lasted from 8000 bce to12oo bce.During this time native Americans worked hard adjusting to the changing environment. They looked for new sources of food and developed better technology. Western Archanic native americans lived in a dry and barren region where animal and crops were in short supply. They were Nomadic traveling in small groups they had to move all the time to find food. life was very hard for them. Eastern Archanic native Americans on the other hand had a lot easier. they Prospered throught this era. They lived and developed cultures in a part of the country that had forests lakes and plenty of fish, game and crops. men did the hunting and woman made the animal skins into clothing. The native Americans did better in the east did then the ones in the west. archaic Native americans lived in small groups were always on the go. The leaders were selected from among the best hunters of them , Most of the early native Americans choose leaders who were closely related such as a brother. in this way they hoped leaders would coperate for the good of the entire group. both sets of Archaic native Americans struggled hard to improve their life style. they Became more then just hunters. They fished when possible they also gathered crops as well. The Archaic native Americans made advances in farming .They adapted wild plants. the ones who knew how to raise crops no longer wandered.