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Northern Archaic Tradition


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Archaic Stage hunter‐gatherer communities post‐dating the Palaeo‐Indian groups in the far north of North America, flourishing in the period from 4000 bc down to modern times. Northern Archaic communities used projectile points reminiscent of those used on the Great Plains. Among other things, they hunted caribou and waterfowl. Lithic assemblages include side‐notched asymmetrical projectile points, unifacial knives, and end scrapers.

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