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Odyssey

Grade Levels: 9 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
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  • Odyssey. Myths and the Moundbuilders.

    MYTHS AND MOUNDBUILDERS uncovers the mystery that troubled American settlers in the great river valleys of the Midwest and Southeast. What were those many earth mounds dotting the wooded landscape? Finally, in 1897, the relationship between the mounds and Indian descendants came to light through the work of Cyrus Thomas. Thomas also suggested that not all mounds were built by the same Indian tribes, a theory supported by recently revealed evidence.

    Length: 00:58:48
  • Odyssey. Seeking the First Americans.

    Who were the first Americans and when did they arrive? Archeologists from Texas to Alaska share their search for answers to one of the most controversial questions in North American history. Experts have found evidence that the first Americans may have arrived as early as 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. A significant controversy has developed over the origin of Clovis Man, the Stone Age culture of New Mexico dated at 11,000 B.C. Did this culture develop within a preexisting population or was it brought via the Bering Strait land bridge from Asia?

    Length: 00:58:55
  • Odyssey. The Chaco Legacy.

    Travel back 900 years to uncover the puzzling sophistication and technological genius of the Chaco Canyon inhabitants. How did this civilization build complex and comprehensive projects such as a network of roads connecting 70 outlying communities? Anthropologists believe the Chaco civilization was an ingenious technological society that subsequently collapsed because of the gradual depletion of its resource bases.

    Length: 00:58:47
  • Odyssey. The Chaco Legacy.

    Travel back 900 years to uncover the puzzling sophistication and technological genius of the Chaco Canyon inhabitants. How did this civilization build complex and comprehensive projects such as a network of roads connecting 70 outlying communities? Anthropologists believe the Chaco civilization was an ingenious technological society that subsequently collapsed because of the gradual depletion of its resource bases.

    Length: 00:58:47

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