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Middle Period


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Chronological subdivision proposed by Roy Carlson for the early hunter‐gatherer traditions in the northwest coast of North America, broadly covering the period 3500 bc to ad 500. During the Middle Period the cultural diversity that prevailed in the preceding Early Period gave way to greater homogeneity. This can be explained in terms of a more stable environment and through the development of extensive exchange networks.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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