Archaic Stage hunting communities living in eastern Canada from about 6000 bc. Few details of these cultures are known, although they were probably caribou hunters. They probably descended from Palaeo‐Indian groups in the area. They used Agate Basin points in the Plano tradition of the Northern Plains. They are thought to be ancestral to the Algonquian‐speaking Indians of the region who were still living in the area at the time of European contact in the 17th century ad.