My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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Hom 101 Week 3

Chapter 18

The Americas

1933 Muggle archaeologists named the people who first came to America the "Clovis", magical historians (like Utoipius Black) had deemed these people the Kaia-Vaha.

1935 at a large wizarding history conference in Vienna wizard-kind decided to dump the name Kaia-Vaha and side with the Muggles in their naming these people "The Clovis"

"The Va Oua"

  • two birds that strongly resemble phoenixes
  • brought these birds with them for their healing powers.
  • laying out stone work, an early form of protective enchantment that they would use to ward off bad spirits
  • megafauna, ferocious beasts
  • many clovis died out during what was known as The Mass Cooling.witches and wizards could use warming charms, many muggles died of hypothermia

Olmec people

  • first use of hierarchy
  • the rulers and the shamans
  • muggle priests, while artisans, laborers, and farmers were even further beneath them. 
  • rulers were representatives of the gods, so when a young wizard showed
    their power, it seemed natural that they would be one of the next rulers
  • The Great Pyramid, located in the pre-Columbian (or pre-historical American), archaeological site of La Venta, in Tobasco Mexico
  • other well known artifacts of the Olmec people are their giant heads
  • Colossal Heads can still be found today in places like La Venta, or at the Villahermosa Magical Excavation Museum

Maya Civilization

  • mesoamerican peoples who lived around the same time as the Olmec did
  • Early and Middle pre-classical Maya, covering from 2,000 B.C.E. to 400 B.C.E.
  • first people to form village-oriented lifestyles
  • used jade,and most notably obsidian, first form of divination
  • magical historians like Professor Anne Barkum believe such things, think that the Maya were the first diviners.
  • had a writing system, a language, and an entire sociology

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