Early peoples created Myths, when they could not explain how or why things happened - from their own emotions to Nature. Traditional historians rely on man's written & drawn records to interpret past progress & myths. Archaeologists' science & artifacts form the basis of our knowledge of prehistorical civilizations, most of which seem to be in Africa, Europe, & Asia. We don't know much about ancient cultures here in North America, but we need to.
1580-82 The Four Seasons -Spring after Dirk Barendsz. This is a personification of Spring with flowers in her hair, seated on the ground with vases with flowers & a water basin with a statue in front of her. A couple is at a garden table. A hunt is behind.