In the sequence of
North American prehistoric cultural stages first proposed by Gordon Willey and Philip Phillips in 1958, the Lithic stage was the earliest period of human occupation in the Americas, occurring during the Late Pleistocene period, to time before 8,000 B.C. (before 10,000 years ago). The stage derived its name from the first appearance of [1 ] Lithic flaked stone tools. [2 ]
The time encompasses the
that subsequently is divided into more specific time terms such as Paleo-Indian period Early Lithic stage or Early Paleo-Indians and Middle Paleo-Indians or Middle Lithic stage. Examples include the [3 ] Clovis culture and Folsom tradition groups.
Lithic stage was followed by the Archaic stage.
The Lithic stage
Archaic stage The
Formative stage The
Classic stage The
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Method and Theory in American Archaeology" (Digitised online by Questia Media). . University of Chicago. 1958 Gordon Willey and Philip Phillips . Retrieved 2009-11-20.
^ Willey, Gordon R. (1989). "Gordon Willey". In Glyn Edmund Daniel and Christopher Chippindale (eds.). The Pastmasters: Eleven Modern Pioneers of Archaeology: . New York: V. Gordon Childe, Stuart Piggott, Charles Phillips, Christopher Hawkes, Seton Lloyd, Robert J. Braidwood, Gordon R. Willey, C.J. Becker, Sigfried J. De Laet, J. Desmond Clark, D.J. Mulvaney Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05051-1. OCLC 19750309.
^ Gordon R. Willey and Philip Phillips (1957). Method and Theory in American Archaeology. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-89888-9.