TIMELINE INCLUDES AMERICAN HISTORY EVENTS. NAVIGATE BY CLICKING ON THE DATES ABOVE.

10,000 BC - 7000 BC
Paleo-Indian culture of seminomadic hunter-foragers living in open countryside and in natural rock shelters (e.g. Russell Cave in Jackson County and the Stanfield-Worley bluff shelter in Colbert County).
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7000 BC - 1000 BC
Archaic Period of Native American hunter-gatherer culture as Indians build temporary dwellings, add shellfish to their diets, and fashion atlatls (spear throwers) to hunt small game.
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2500 BC - 100 BC
Gulf Formational Period of Indian culture with increasing sophistication in ceramic development with tempered pottery.

300 BC - 1000 AD
Woodland Period of permanent houses, embellished pottery, bows and arrows, and maize and squash cultivation.

700 AD - 1300 AD
Mississippian culture features ceremonial mounds (e.g. Moundville, in Hale County), ornate pottery, and sophisticated agriculture.
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