11th millennium BCE in North American history
Timeline of the geologic history of the United States - 11th millennium BCE - 10th millennium BCE
The 11th millennium BCE in North American history provides a timeline of events occurring within the North American continent from 11000 BCE through 10001 BCE in the Gregorian calendar. Although this timeline segment may include some European or other world events that profoundly influenced later American life, it focuses on developments within Native American communities. The archaeological record supplements indigenous recorded and oral history.
Because of the inaccuracies inherent in radiocarbon dating and in interpreting other elements of the archaeological record, most dates in this timeline represent approximations that may vary a century or more from source to source. The assumptions implicit in archaeological dating methods also may yield a general bias in the dating in this timeline.
- 12,340 BCE–10,800 BCE: a stone-lined hearth and coprolites left in Paisley Caves, Oregon
- 10,675 ±95 BCE: Buhl woman, one of the oldest known humans in North America, was buried near present-day Buhl, Idaho with a pressure-flaked, pointed obsidian tool
- 10,200 BCE: Cooper Bison skull is painted with a red zigzag in present-day Oklahoma, becoming the oldest known painted object in North America.
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