Prehistory

How did prehistoric cultures develop and change prior to European arrival?
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Paleo
ate mammoth
Paleo
identified by clovis points
Archaic
perfected the use of the atlatl
Woodland
Perfected the use of the bow and arrow
Woodland
First surrounded villages with palisades
Mississippian
Widely used copper for ornamentation
Mississippian
Decorated their bodies with paint and jewelry
Mississippian
Lived in a complex society which included villages and chiefdoms
Archaic
first developed pottery
Woodland
developed horticulture, enabling them to develop permanent settlements
Archaic
Major Georgia site is Stallings Island
Woodland
Georgia sites are Rock Eagle and Kolomoki Mounds
Mississippian
Known as Temple Mound Builders
Woodland
Built Effigy mounds in the shape of animals
Paleo
Lived at the end of the last ice age
Archaic
Most affected by climate change
Archaic
Diet changed from large megafauna to smaller game and fish
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