Paleo and Archaic Indians

Paleo and Archaic Indians (HMWU8)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 5.291', W 88° 35.646'

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Evidence of Native Americans in the lower Ohio Valley includes the Paleo Indians, who lived in this area near the end of the last Ice Age, about 13,000 years ago. Often called Big Game Hunters, they were efficient, nomadic, hunters, fisherman, and gatherers who also made distinctive fluted projectile points.

Indians of the Archaic Tradition, around 3,000 years ago, were the first in the area to begin domesticating plants like goosefoot, sunflower, sump weed, marsh elder, pigweed, squash and gourds, and traded long distances for exotic resources like galena and copper. They were the first to live in permanent villages where they provided cemeteries for their deceased.
HM NumberHMWU8
Placed BySponsored by Bill and Meredith Schroeder
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358322 N 4105843
Decimal Degrees37.08818333, -88.59410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.291', W 88° 35.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 17.46" N, 88° 35' 38.76" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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