Plano cultures

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Late Palaeo‐Indian hunter‐gatherer communities representing many different cultures found widely over the Great Plains of North America in the period 9000–6000 bc and characterized by unfluted leaf‐shaped projectile points which are generally known as Plano points. In general, these various communities were bison hunters, although they also took pronghorn antelope, elk, deer, raccoon, and coyote. By the beginning of the Archaic Stage, however, Plano groups were developing a more broad‐spectrum approach to subsistence.

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