Talk:Woodland period

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Woodland period in the upper Mississippi area?[edit]

This article seems focused onto the southeast only. But in the middle and particularly in the late woodland phase the woodland cultures extended beyond that. In the southern half of todays Wisconsin and neighboring regions the Effigy mounds culture emerged. Their remains are preserved best in Effigy Mounds National Monument. Is there someone, who could expand this article towards the northwest? --h-stt !? 18:13, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


I have just added a citation for material in the Early Woodland period section that had been copied word-for-word from (the material has been on that site since 1997). Fortunately, the material is in the public domain, so this constitutes plagiarism, but is not a copyright violation. That material should be re-written to eliminate the direct copying of the source. -- Donald Albury 12:45, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


This edit established the usage of the page as (B)CE. Kindly maintain it consistently. — LlywelynII 13:25, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Re-writing the tone of technological advancement[edit]

I came upon this article looking up some info and found it to be a bit out of date. I made some modifications and will continue to do so. I apologize for the incomplete installations; I am in the process of planning a class so I can't dedicate a huge amount of time to it at the moment. However, I will return and finish my updates over the next few days. One of the things I am re-writing for is the tone regarding advancement of technology. Most Americanist archaeologists do not currently accept the idea that earlier technologies (ground-stone tools, for example) were primitive while later technologies were more advanced. It is also not true, for instance, that pottery became finer over time; in parts, pottery actually became coarser, thicker, and lower-fired. This cannot be explained in terms of technological advancement and rather represents a move from elaborate and signalling to expedient and more connected with food economies.CoraWoolsey (talk) 15:40, 28 March 2016 (UTC)