Plains Woodland

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A general term referring to the third of the five main cultural historical stages defined for the archaeology of the Great Plains of central North America: broadly the period c.ad 200–800, succeeding the Plains later Archaic and preceding the Plains Village. These Plains Woodland cultures were the western counterparts of the Hopewell Culture of the middle Woodland stage further east. However, Plains Woodland cultures retained a subsistence base which relied on hunting deer and small mammals and gathering wild plant foods.

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