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During this period. Many indigenous peoples began to adopt agriculture, sedentary lifestyles, and permanent settlements. It lead to significant changes in social structures and culture. The Neolithic period in North America also saw the rise of complex societies like the Adena, Hopewell, and Mississippian cultures, who built large ceremonial mounds and traded across long distances.
No wonder everyone wanted a woolly mammoth;
Panthera onca augusta, commonly known as the ‘giant jaguar’, is a species of jaguar that survived almost 2 million years ago, until about 11,700 years ago;
New Mexico white sands fossilized footprints – 21,000-23,000 years ago;
An extinct group of large, herbivorous armadillos have a genus called glyptodont. The glyptotherium or ‘groove carved beast’ is apart of it.
North American scimitar – homotherium serum
Giant short faced bear: arctodus simus
Giant beaver (castoroides ohioensis);
Neolithic tar sands, Rancho La Brae;
Kimmswick Bone Bed, Jefferson County Missouri;
American antelope: Pronghorn, or antilocapra americana is a species of artiodactyl (even-toed, hoofed) mammal indigenous to interior western and central north America that is built for speed, and runs 90 km/h.
Neolithic Site: El Fin del Mundo (‘End of the Earth), Sonora, Mexico
Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia;
Meadowcroft rockshelter or sand stone re-entrant;
Jeffersons sloth, megalonyx or (greek) “giant claw” is an extinct genus of ground sloths of the family megalonychidae.