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Teacher Resources for Wisconsin's Early Cultures

Click here for an overview of the Pre-European Culture of Wisconsin.   This section also contains information on basic archaeological concepts, native technologies, archaeological sites and a glossary of terms.  This information is available (see below) as PDF files for ease of use in the classroom.  

Paleo Tradition PDF (1,099 KB)

Archaic Tradition PDF (1,730 KB)

Woodland Tradition PDF (1,841 KB)

Mississippian and Oneota Traditions PDF (1,361 KB)

Archaeological Basics  PDF (485 KB)

Native Technologies  PDF (516 KB)

Wisconsin Sites  PDF (340 KB)

Glossary  PDF (585 KB)

Credits  PDF (65KB )

All documents PDF (7,219 KB)


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