About 80 percent of Americans are descended from people of European ethnicity.The short summaries that follow present information on the population, distribution, migration History, and cultural persistence of thirty-seven European ethnic groups in the United States.Consequently, the Kings of Egypt were in possession of iron by about 650 B. The first significant iron center was at Merve in the Sudan, in Northern Africa.It is believed that the art eventually spread to Southern Sahara, to farmers of Lake Chad, West Africa and further Southwards to the high lands of East Africa.There are two main international Bell Beaker styles: the "All Over Ornamented" (AOO), patterned all over with impressions, of which a sub-set is the "All Over Corded" (AOC), patterned with cord-impressions, and the "Maritime" type, decorated with bands filled with impressions made with a comb or cord. Beer and mead content have been identified from certain examples. Some were used as reduction pots to smelt copper ores, others have some organic residues associated with food, and still others were employed as funerary urns.They were used as status display amongst disparate elites.These are the basic reference resources for information about American ethnic groups and should be consulted for additional information and references.See also Acadians , Amish , Appalachians , Basques , Doukhobors , French Canadians , Hasidim , Hutterites , Irish Travelers , Jews , Mennonites , Molokans, Mormons , Old Believers , Ozarks , Peripatetics , Rom , Shakers ALBANIANS.
Europe covers about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi), or 2% of the Earth's surface (6.8% of land area).Iron tools were first made in the Middle East about 1,500 B. ________________________ My regards to the following for their help in this project; UNICEF in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Zambia for indirectly sponsoring the study; Professor Serpell, the Director of the Institute of African Studies for his comments and suggestions, Mrs. Daka of the Chemistry Department of the University of Zambia for his assistance in the interpretation of the chemical analysis of the field samples.My thanks to Jane Myers who is Bowman Hall Secretary at Bridgewater College.It can be seen initially as the western equivalent of the contemporary Corded Ware culture, though from c.2400 BC Bell Beaker expanded eastwards over parts of Central and Eastern Europe where Corded Ware previously thrived.The eastern boundary with Asia is an arbitrary historical and social construct, as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them.