Bianca asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 years ago

which skill did Native North Americans not develop?

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  • Art
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The use of iron, they did develop the use of copper and bronze but were about 2000-to 1500 years behind Europe in that development.

  • 2 years ago

    the building of big ships and buying Slaves in Africa and taking them to other countries for resale.... North American Natives DID NOT DEVELOP THAT..

    • Alderman Keno
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      They picked up on the idea though, the Cherokee used to have slaves.

  • 2 years ago

    Don't forget that North America includes Mexico. So there was some use of metals. There were pictographs, a very rudimentary form of writing; and among the Aztecs, practical math.

    What did they not develop?

    There was no melting or smelting of metals. There were no books or scrolls, or anything like that. They did not have animals for doing labor, like horses or oxen; and no herd animals. There was little if any use of the wheel. Most tools were at the stone age level; metals were used more for ornamentation, copper and gold. They did not develop sailboats in North America. They did not develop glass-making, though they had ceramics.

    And BTW they got along just fine without honeybees, which did not arrive until the Europeans imported them.

  • 2 years ago

    Writing and the ability to transmit their own history for future generations. They had no ability to ride horses until the Europeans brought horses (and pigs, cows and chickens) to the Americas. They also had no guns until the Europeans brought guns to the Western Hemisphere.

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  • 2 years ago

    Metallurgy.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Metallurgy, cookware production, writing, the wheel, pretty much everything the Europeans had mastered by 2000 BCE.

    • John2 years agoReport

      LOL, the question should have been phrased the other way around

  • 2 years ago

    In the pre-European exposure era -- Herding. They wrote with pictographs, I consider that writing. They didn't mine metals though.

    They could breed animals (dogs), they had building technology, astronomy, medical learning, social skills, war capability, farming, etc. But actual herding of domesticated livestock was not something they did.

    • William2 years agoReport

      Astrology isn't astronomy and only the Maya had astronomy, Shamans were not medical learning, everyone has social skils, we see where the war capabilities got them (thanks Jackson), most tribes lacked skill in irrigation or swamp draining> Pictographs aren't writing hieroglyphs are.

  • 2 years ago

    Metallurgy (use of metals) is the correct answer.

    • William2 years agoReport

      The ability to do math, the ability to institute democracy, the ability to know when they were beaten, livestock scale farming, in most cases permanent settlements, plumbing, indoor heating other than teepee fire, pully and levers, architecture in most cases but not all, sciences

  • 2 years ago

    Writing. They had pictographs, which may be considered the beginning of writing.

    • William2 years agoReport

      No its drawings, what the Maya and Egyptians did were writings. They also never developed the ability to modernize warfare, the ability to modify economic systems, the ability to produce written language in most cases I could go on but you get it.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    real estate sales ...

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