Pre-Colombian North American Cultures

Chihuahua Tradition – Middle Archaic Period – 6000 BC – 3000 BC

Chihuahua Tradition – Middle Archaic Period – 6000 BC – 3000 BC

Chihuahua Tradition is significant because it marked the most prominent era of Archaic People in America. It is believed that this tradition developed in Middle Archaic Period between 6000 BC to 3000 BC and some other data revealed that this culture was flourishing till 250 AD. This culture developed around […]

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Poverty Point Culture - An Overview - 1938 AD

Poverty Point Culture – The Most Prominent Ancient Culture of America 2200 BC – 700 BC

The Poverty Point Culture is the most prominent ancient culture of America. This culture developed around 2200 BC and lasted till 700 BC near lower Mississippi Valley and surrounding Gulf coast. They reach their zenith around 1500 BC. This culture marks the end of Late Archaic Period. This culture is […]

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The Red Paint People – People Named After Their Red Burial Sites 3000 BC – 1000 BC

The Red Paint People – People Named After Their Red Burial Sites 3000 BC – 1000 BC

Red Paint People were among the ancient Archaic population that flourished on the American soil. The point of origin of these people is highly debatable but most archeologists agree that they formed their community around 8000 BC and their peak time time was between 3000 BC to 1000 BC. Warren […]

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The Maritime Archaic Tradition – Inhabitants of East America 7000 BC

The Maritime Archaic Tradition – Inhabitants of East America 7000 BC

The Maritime Archaic community lived around 7000 BC. These people were speard throughout the East-American continent that includes regions like Newfoundland, New England etc. There are numerous sites discovered, from Maine in US to Labrador in the North. These people mostly lived in the subarctic climatic condition and due to […]

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Paleo Arctic Hunters - 8500 BC

Paleo Arctic Tradition – The Wanderers who Crossed the Bering Strait 8000 BC

The Paleo Arctic tradition  was one of the most prominent Early Archaic tradition. It is believed that this community flourished around 8000 BC. It is also believed by geologists that at that time both Alaska and Siberia were joined by a sea bridge on Bering Strait. These people migrated from […]

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Plano People related to Plano Culture - Hunting for Food

The Plano Culture – Earliest Archaic People 9000 BC to 8000 BC

The Plano culture was established by the earliest Archaic people around 9000 BC. These people were scattered throughout the Great Plains of North America. These people were primaly nomads who used to hunted and gather food. The word ‘Plano’ means ‘Plain’ in Spanish. The Plano culture extended from Atlantic Coast […]

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Bison Hunting - Practiced by Dalton Tradition Archaic People

Dalton Tradition – The Last Paleo Indians 8500 BC – 7900 BC

The Dalton tradition started building up around 8500BC. There are many theories regarding it’s beginning , many archeologists agree that the culture evolved from it’s predecessor Folsom Culture. The Dalton period is especially significant as these people were the last Paleo Indians  in American. After about 7900 BC these people […]

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Lindenmeier Site - Folsom Tradition

The Folsom Tradition – Successors of Clovis Community – 9000 BC – 6000 BC

The Folsom culture, also called Lindenmeier culture, developed around 9000BC in North America after Clovis culture. The evidences of this culture were first  excavated from the Folsom city, New Mexico in 1926. The archeological evidence suggest that these people used to live throughout the Great Plains of US from Texas to […]

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Clovis Culture - Hunting Mammoth

The Clovis Culture – The Ice Age Community – 13500 BC

The Clovis culture developed around 13500 years ago. They emerged at the end of the glacial age. The culture derives its name from ‘Clovis point’, which is a kind of a weapon made by ivory or bone, used by Clovis people. Clovis culture influenced various other cultures like Folsom tradition, […]

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Paleo Indians – The first people who lived in America – 18000 BC – 8000 BC

Paleo Indians – The first people who lived in America – 18000 BC – 8000 BC

Paleo Indians were the first people who lived in American continent. They migrated from Siberia and inhabited this region around 18000 BC. This age of migration is often referred as the late glacial period or Ice Age. There are also evidences that some of these people crossed Bering Sea or […]

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