The Paleo-Indians

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These Paleo-Indians began to utilize storage pits for surplus from gathering and hunting in the land about 3,000 years ago (Chartwell, 1999). No more would they be completely at the mercy of nature and roam as the game lead them. They could now return to storage sites over and over again using and replenishing the contents as needed (Chartwell,1999). This storage system gave the Paleo-Indians the ability to begin to carve out their own stable areas in the region. During this period of transition, the Paleo-Indians would collect seeds from valuable medicinal plants and plant them near storage pits so that they could be easily found again and used (Chartwell, 1999). This is the beginning of what would become the agricultural community of the

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