The Early Archaic Period (8000–6000 BC) is sometimes viewed as a transitional period
from the first occupation of North America around 15,000 BC to a more settled time.
In fact, some archaeologists include it as part of the Paleoindian Period (15,000–8000 BC), but the climate and ways
of life in Virginia suggest important differences. As the temperatures rose and
precipitation increased, deciduous forests spread, providing a greater variety of
nuts, berries, and fruit. . .
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