1st millennium BC in North American history
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The 1st millennium BC in North American prehistory is characterized by the overlap of the Formative stage with the early Woodland period cultures. The Middle Woodland period begins in the final centuries BC and sees the shift of settlement to the Interior known as the Hopewell tradition.
List of events
- 1000 BC–800 AD: The Norton tradition develops in the Western Arctic along the Alaskan shore of the Bering Strait
- 1000 BC: Athapaskan-speaking natives arrive in Alaska and western Canada, possibly from Siberia.
- 1000 BC: Pottery making widespread in the Eastern Woodlands.
- 1000 BC–100 AD: Adena culture takes form in the Ohio River valley, carving fine stone pipes placed with their dead in gigantic burial mounds.
- 500–1 BC: Basketmaker phase of early Ancestral Pueblo culture begins in the American Southwest.
- 300 BC: Mogollon people, possibly descended from the Cochise tradition, appear in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico.
- 200 BC–500 AD: The Hopewell tradition begins flourishing in much of the East, with copper mining centered in the Great Lakes region.
- 1 BC: Some central and eastern prairie peoples learned to raise crops and shape pottery from the mound builders to their east.
- "North America, 1000 b.c.–1 a.d." Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. (retrieved 19 June 2011)