Map 2: New York normal annual precipitation.
Map 3: Winter wild turkey flock survey, 2011.
Public domain. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/82267.html.
(4.2a) Geographic factors often influenced locations of early settlements. People made use of the resources and the lands around them to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter.
Students will examine the locations of early Native American groups in relation to geographic features, noting how certain physical features are more likely to support settlement and larger populations.
Comparison and Contextualization