champlain essay 8 - evidence gives us answers to essential...

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As Native American cultures entered the region, they began leaving important archaeological clues as to why they were here and how they survived. Across the Paleo-Indian, Archaic, and Woodland periods, these clues included projectile points, ceramic shards, organic material, and stone artifacts. Vermont archaeologists have discovered numerous sites that have provided examples of Native American adaptation to the local climate and geography. My understanding of this period is based largely on archaeological assumptions related to these material remains. The specific archaeological
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Unformatted text preview: evidence gives us answers to essential questions about why and how Native Americans first came to the region. Despite these discoveries, gaps in the oral history and lack of historical documentation leave much unanswered. Even with the archaeological evidence, it is hard not to develop a sense of curiosity about these early Vermonters. However, it can be reasonably inferred that the Lake Champlain region was host to a wide range of cultures for thousands of years preceding contact with non-Native Americans....
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course ENVE 2010 taught by Professor Prof.katz during the Spring '09 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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