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The Earliest People: Oklahoma Land of Contrasts
|a land bridge that connected Asia with North America during the last great ice age.
|the first Americans who hunted large animals and used stone and bone tools
|Big Game Hunters
|Early people of North America who hunted mammoths using man-made spear points known as Clovis Points
|Ancient people who limited their hunting and gathering to a smaller area than their big game hunting ancestors did, returning to certain sites again and again.
|a wooden throwing stick used to propel a spear
|a carving, painting or inscription on a rock wall.
|First people in Oklahoma to grow maize for food and to make pottery.
|object made by human work or skill (like a basket) found at an archeological site
|Plains Village Farmers
|earliest farming inhabitants of the Southern Plains; they grew corn, beans, squash and pumpkins and lived in square houses with thatched roofs.
|Pre-Columbian culture that built huge earthworks which served as public buildings, homes of chiefs, or burial sites.
|skilled craftspeople who make jewelry, cloth, tools or other items.