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Woodland period Native American history

By |2018-10-05T06:52:43-07:00August 10th, 2017|History, Native American|

Early Anasazi (Pueblo) pottery from about 550-800 AD Early Woodland The third period of North American history, after the Archaic period, is the Woodland period. What happened in the Archaic period? More Native American articles The Early Woodland period began in the southern and midwestern part of North America about 1200 BC. People like [...]

Adena history – Native Americans

By |2019-01-17T08:59:44-07:00August 8th, 2017|History, Native American|

Adena Great Serpent Mound, Ohio (700 BC - 200 AD) Who were the Adena people? People called the Adena lived along the Ohio river valley (in modern Ohio) during the Early Woodland period, beginning about 700 BC. More about the Woodland period All our Native American articles How did they get their food? These [...]

Atlatls or spear-throwers

By |2019-02-05T05:42:12-07:00August 8th, 2017|Economy, Native American|

Atlatl history: this is an ancient atlatl What is an atlatl? An atlatl, or spear-thrower, is a wooden or bone stick with a hook on one end that you can use to throw a spear farther than you could throw it without using an atlatl. Flint spear-points Paleo-Indians All our Native American articles [...]

Early Native American art

By |2018-04-07T17:05:25-07:00August 8th, 2017|Art, Native American|

A Woodland period pipe shaped like a dog (from modern Alabama) We don't really have any art from North America in the Paleo-Indian period, before about 8000 BC. Even from the Archaic period (down to about 1000 BC), there isn't anything specifically created as art. Beginning near the end of the Archaic period, though, and then [...]