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1 1. Paleo Indian Period 2. Archaic Period 3. Late Prehistoric Period 3 Eras of Prehistoric Texas

2 3 Eras of Prehistoric Texas 14 Paleo Indian Period Archaic Period Late Prehistoric Period

3 1. Paleo-Indian People First period in History 12,000 years ago!! Used flint spears to hunt

4 1. Paleo-Indian People They were Nomads Walked on foot in search of: Woolly mammoth Bison Deer Horse ANYTHING they could eat!!

5 1. Paleo-Indian People LARGE ANIMALS became extinct! WHY?? Humans killed them Disease Ice Caps melted and killed them

6 Archaeologist found the bones of a Paleo-Indian woman near Midland, Texas. They named her Midland Minnie. DID YOU KNOW?????

7 2. Archaic Period Second period in History All the GIANT animals were extinct Hunted smaller animals Buffalo Antelope Deer

8 2. Archaic Period Developed better weapons: ATLATL  Men Hunted Women gathered food Roots Seeds Berries

9 2. Archaic Period Used bison as their main food source Made Pottery Domesticated

10 Archaeologists found the remains of a man from the Archaic Period in They found it in Abilene, Texas and named it ABILENE MAN. DID YOU KNOW?????????

11 3. Late Prehistoric Period Third & Last period in History Natives started using the land for FARMING Corn Beans Squash

12 3. Late Prehistoric Period Invented the BOW & ARROW Helped them hunt large and small animals (Hunted a variety of plains animals) It became Indian’s MOST important weapons. Used knives and drills

13 3. Late Prehistoric Period Lived in cities Studied mathematics and astronomy


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