Mississippian period


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Mississippian period

In North America, the first part of what is generally called the Carboniferous period: 360 to 321 million years ago.
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The Mississippian period began 1,100 years ago and continued in Illinois until about 550 years ago (A.D.
Maize agriculture ultimately took off in the Lower Illinois River Valley by the Mississippian period (A.D.
This study focuses on artifact analysis and cultural categorization of sites recorded in a logging clear-cut near the Middle Mississippian period (A.D.
Woodland Period Indians did not come in and "teach" the Archaic Period Indians about pottery, nor did the Mississippian Period Indians come in and "teach" the Woodland Period Indians about intensive agriculture and chiefdoms.
The researchers proposed that rock art changed the natural landscape to reflect a three-dimensional universe central to the religion of the prehistoric Mississippian period.
In the field, this burial appeared to be typical for the transitional Woodland/early Mississippian period. However, during the laboratory analysis it became clear that this young woman had evidence of perimortem cranial trauma.
The exhibition then surveys the Mississippian period (beginning in 800).

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