Ancient tools scattered around a mastodon suggest that the earliest humans showed up in North American more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought.
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the invention of pottery enabled better food storage, but heavy pots made sense only in a society that occupied one place for long periods of time Source: National Park Service, Southeastern Prehistory - Middle Woodland Period The climate and the environment in Virginia changed at the end of the last ice age.
Most Native American tribes believed that the souls of the dead passed into a spirit world and became part of the spiritual forces that influenced every aspect of their lives.The Woodland label marks a distinctive evolution in Native American culture that evolved from internal reasons.The cultural change probably was not triggered by a major shift in climate - in contrast to the change between Paleo-Indian and Archaic periods.Dogs were often buried in sleeping positions, and laid to rest with tools or ornaments, or toys.The dogs were buried with their presumed owner, and still other dogs wore necklaces with deer teeth pendants.Archaeological studies of animal burials aren’t just to catalogue what the ancient humans ate or which animals they domesticated, but these finds also shed light on the very lifestyles, beliefs and spiritual customs of ancient societies.