Chapter 5 – Norse Explorers from Erik the Red to Leif Erikson – Canadian Explorers

Today we examine how cultural groups assembled throughout Canadian lands, forming rituals and traditions, and even the first Canadian sports. We examine Aboriginal technologies such as the wigwam and snowshoe, and try to make sense of the vast medley of unique tribes that defined precontact Canada.

Chapter 4 – A Land of Tribes – Aboriginal Canadian History

Today we examine how cultural groups assembled throughout Canadian lands, forming rituals and traditions, and even the first Canadian sports. We examine Aboriginal technologies such as the wigwam and snowshoe, and try to make sense of the vast medley of unique tribes that defined precontact Canada.

Chapter 3 – Clovis Culture and Beyond – Aboriginal Canadian History

This chapter follows our travelers as they form the first TransAmerican culture, the Clovis Culture, and how this culture mysteriously appears and disappears. We observe the extinction of multitudes of large fauna species, and the turn to bison hunting and new environments in the post-Clovis climate.

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Chapter 2 – The Unsettled Lands – Aboriginal Canadian History

The chapter follows our travelers as they depart from Beringia and become the first Canadians en route south to form the first well-established site in the Americas: Monte Verde in Southern Chile. We examine how they probably traveled, what they did there, and discuss things that really grind archeologists’ gears.

Chapter 1 – The First Big Steppe – Aboriginal Canadian History

This chapter begins our story with a small group of Siberians making their way into a land called Beringia and gradually becoming a unified people. We explore who they were, what they were like, and how they migrated.

Extent of Beringia

Extent of Beringia

 

Submersion of Beringia

Submersion of Beringia