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People speaking a variety of languages and pursuing different subsistence strategies lived in a wide belt south of the deserts. South of the Gulf of Guinea, the grassy landscape came to be dominated by Bantu-speaking peoples, who left their homeland in modern Nigeria about two thousand years ago and slowly migrated south and east across the continent. West Africa was a land of tropical forests and savanna grasslands where ﬁshing, cattle herding, and agriculture had supported the inhabitants for |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| at least ten thousand years before Europeans set foot there in the ﬁfWest Africa teenth century.
Experts scoffed at this crackpot notion, accurately predicting that the two continents lay 12,000 miles apart. 5). On October 12, he and his men landed on an island in the Bahamas, which its inhabitants called Guanahaní but which he renamed San Salvador. ) Later he went on to explore the islands now known as Cuba and Hispaniola, which their residents, the Taíno people, called Colba and Bohío. ” Three themes predominate in Columbus’s log, the major source of information on this ﬁrst encounter. First, he insistently asked the Taínos |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| where he could ﬁnd gold, pearls, and spices.
Some geneticists now theorize that three successive waves of migrants began at least 30,000 years ago. When, about 12,500 years ago, the climate warmed and sea levels rose, Americans were separated from the peoples living on the connected continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. The ﬁrst Americans are called Paleo-Indians. Nomadic hunters of game and gatherers of wild plants, they spread throughout North and South Amer|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ica, probably moving as bands composed of extended families.