An increase in the size and number of encampments shows an increase in the populations of nomadic tribes. Some evidence indicates the people are constructing shelters with posts made from saplings which they then cover with an unknown medium, most likely mats, bark, and/ or animal hides. Another substantial cultural change during this period is deliberate and ceremonial burials. Material possessions and animals accompanying the bodies in the grave and special positioning is evidence of this new cultural practice.
Similar to present day.
Hunting and gathering continue. Emphasis is still on large game ( deer, elk, bear, etc) and small game ( squirrels, turkey, etc). There is also a greater emphasis on wild plants as shown by an increase in grinding tools ( mortars and pestles). In addition to these food sources, nuts, shell fish, fish, fruit and berries continue to be dietary staples.
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