Water-Earth Dynamics, Challenge 1: A Texas Panhandle Whodunit

Test Your Mettle

Quizzes, tests, labs, and assignments offer the opportunity to apply what you know and to evaluate what topics you need to study further.  They are tools that your teacher uses to evaluate and document what you have learned, and to identify misconceptions and important gaps in your knowledge that can be addressed by additional teaching.

Imagine that you are the leader of a Paleoindian group 10,000 years before present.  You have arrived on the Llano Estacado near the present-day city of Amarillo.  Where would you establish settlements?  You may use two-dimensional paper maps or a virtual map such as Google Earth to help you answer this question.