Looking at Prehistory:
Indiana's Hoosier National Forest Region, 12,000 B.C. to 1650



Letter from Forest Supervisor




Paleoindian Period: ?12,000 to 8,000 B.C.

Early Archaic Period: 8,000 to 6,000 B.C.

Middle Archaic Period: 6,000 to 4,000 B.C.

Late Archaic Period: 4,000 to 1,000 B.C.

Early Woodland Period: 1,000 to 200 B.C.

Middle Woodland Period: 200 B.C. to A.D. 500

Late Woodland Period: ca. A.D. 500 to 1500

Mississippian Period A.D. 1,000 to 1650

Relating Prehistoric Cultures to Historic Indian Tribes

The Role of the Public in Archaeological Research

Suggested Reading and References

Passport in Time Program

Important Federal and State Laws

Archaeological Research Centers and Organizations in Indiana


Prehistoric Time Periods. (Copyright Noel Justice)
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Note: All artifacts are in centimeter scale.

Published 2006 by the Government Printing Office

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