Archaic Period - Spreading Out and Settling In. About - years ago, the North American climate began to change. Exactly why.
During the Early Archaic period, the Ice Age ended and the great glaciers that had covered the northern part of North America gradually melted.
If you fell asleep during the Paleoindian period and woke up in the Archaic of the megafauna that had roamed North America during the Paleoindian period.
The Archaic Period
Exploiting many different kinds of resources was made possible by the. Portal of Indigenous peoples of North America. Artifacts associated with this period include large stone knives, darts, and spear points with stemmed hafts, cooking slabs made of soapstone a soft stone that retains heat wellfiber-tempered pottery vessels, and soapstone vessels. People also settled down in houses. Russell Cave National Monument. Early Coles Creek Kings Crossing James Bayou North American Archaic period Bayland Cane Hills.