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By Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George Milner

The greatness of the US is true less than our ft. the yankee past—the humans, battles, and homes—can be came across not just in libraries and museums, but additionally in hundreds of thousands of archaeological websites that scientists examine with nice care. those websites aren't in far-off lands, obtainable in simple terms through examine scientists, yet nearby—almost each locale possesses a parcel of land priceless of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in the US is the 1st source that gives scholars, researchers, and somebody drawn to their neighborhood background with a survey of crucial archaeological discoveries in North the US. major students, so much with an intimate wisdom of the world, have written in-depth essays on over three hundred of an important archaeological websites that designate the significance of the location, the heritage of the folk who left the artifacts, and the character of the continued research.Archaeology in the United States divides it assurance into eight areas: the Arctic and Subarctic, the good Basin and Plateau, the good Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. every one access offers readers with an available review of the archaeological web site in addition to books and articles for additional examine.

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What mounds were built in the Northeast were also simple compared with the elaborate mounds and geometric earthworks constructed by Hopewell architects in southern Ohio. This may be because the Northeast was dominated at this time by southward-expanding speakers of Algonquian languages, who arose from a very different tradition. Cultures in the Northeast continued their less spectacular evolution through the heyday of Adena and Hopewell culture. Hopewell lasted until around AD 400, after which the trade network fell apart.

Hudson’s exploration of eastern New York was followed by Dutch colonization in 1614. The Dutch later briefly colonized part of Delaware as well. 12 An epidemic devastated the Indian communities of southeastern New England in 1617, making it easier for the English founders of Plymouth to establish themselves there in 1620. This initial New England colony was followed by a migration of thousands, and during the decades that followed English settlements sprang up all along the New England coast from Maine to Connecticut.

Deborah Brush Wilson, and James Bradley, “Paleoindian Occupation in the New England-Maritimes Region: Beyond Cultural Ecology,” Archaeology of Eastern North America 26 (1998): 201–264. Juliet E. Morrow 18 Northeast Region ARCHAIC PERIOD ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NORTHEAST The Northeast region of North America encompasses Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New England, and, in Canada, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. This region was home to Native American peoples between about 8000 and 1000 BC (about 10,000 to 3,000 years ago); this span of time is referred to by archaeologists as the Archaic era.

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