Why is the information available to archaeologists about early Native American cultures very limited?

A.A pandemic of European diseases destroyed Native American cultures before information could be gathered.

B.Inter-tribal warfare eliminated large numbers of Native Americans, so little information was available.

C.Native American cultures were highly secretive, so it was not possible to locate information about their cultures.

D.The nomadic tribes burned all documents and selected artifacts before they moved to new locations, so no information was available.

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  1. ƝɨѕhҠѡe says:

    A.A pandemic of European diseases destroyed Native American cultures before information could be gathered.

    Timeline of Disease Epidemics Among American Indians
    http://www.kporterfield.com/aicttw/articles/disease.html

    Before contact 90/95% of Native American had been killed by European diseases. After contact death rates were recorded at 90%.

    10%-90% = 1%
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  2. mohawkgirl2002 says:

    i think a better question is how come all these experts don’t ask us about our cultures pre contact?

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