Mexico and Central America 3500 BCE

In Mesoamerica most people are hunter-gatherers.

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What is happening in Mexico and Central America in 3500BCE

The peoples of Mesoamerica originally came from the north, many thousands of years before. Most are hunters and gatherers, living in small, temporary settlements as they move regularly from location to location in search of game and forage. However, there are some small scattered communities which are making the transition from hunter-gathering to farming. They grow such crops as beans, manioc and yams, and some maize – though this is not an important food source, probably because the fully domesticated plant has yet to evolve. They rear turkeys and dogs for eating. As well as growing food, hunting and gathering provides a large part of their diet.

Next map, Mexico and Central America in 2500 BCE

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