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Prehistoric Indians

The Archaic Indians in Alabama

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Lisa O'Neil


Stephens Elementary School

Alexander City School District


Information podcast of the Native people in Alabama during the Archaic period.  It features Russell Cave,  which digs have revealed that native peoples used this area as a winter shelter as well as a permanent shelter for years.  It shows artifacts that were uncovered during the digs that were left behind by the native people which give us a glimpse into their lives.

Length: 4:06

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Archeology: Can You Dig It?

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (3) Geographic and Historical Studies: People, Places, and Regions
13. Describe prehistoric and historic American Indian cultures, governments, and economics in Alabama. (Alabama)
Examples: prehistoric—Paleo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian
historic—Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek (Alabama)
  • Identifying roles of archaeologists and paleontologists
    SS2010 (5) United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
    3. Distinguish differences among major American Indian cultures in North America according to geographic region, natural resources, community organization, economy, and belief systems.
  • Locating on a map American Indian nations according to geographic region


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