Prehistory of Northwest Georgia

Native Americans first arrived in the region we call Northwest Georgia no later than 9,500 B.C., during the last glacial phase of the Pleistocene epoch, commonly known as the Ice Age.  During the nearly twelve thousand years of Native American occupation in this area, human populations gradually grew and adapted to the changing natural and social environment.  Over time, their cultures changed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to complex agricultural chiefdoms with alliances extending well beyond modern state borders.  The resources below will provide educators and students of all ages with an introduction to the subject.
~ Overview of Native American Prehistory and History in Northwest Georgia (narrative)

~ Chronology of Native American Cultures in Northwest Georgia (table)


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