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Encyclopedia > Aleutian tradition

The Aleutian Tradition began around 2500 BC and ended in AD 1800. Aleutian artifacts are made out of chopped stone, unlike the more common slate tools. The tradition is core and flake tradition using bifacially carved projectile points. The Aleutian people lived in semi-subterranean winter houses made from driftwood, whale bone, and peat. They used kayaks and atlatls and darts to kill sea mammals for sustenence. In AD 1150 Aleutian houses increased considerably in size. Food was stored in special chambers inside the house and weaponry was becoming more common around these sites. The sustenence pattern changed from relying on sea mammals to eating mostly salmon. Long distance trade also started increasing community with other local groups. (Redirected from 2500 BC) (26th century BC - 25th century BC - 24th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2494 BC -- End of Fourth Dynasty, start of Fifth Dynasty in Egypt. ... 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Sedimentary, volcanic, plutonic, metamorphic rock types of North America. ... Slate Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock which was derived from an original sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ... Two whitewater kayakers running the Numbers section of the Arkansas River. ... The atlatl (pronounced ät-lät-Å­l), or spear thrower, is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in spear-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which allows the user to temporarily store elastic energy during the throw. ... Events Åhus, Sweden gains city privileges City of Airdrie, Scotland founded King Sverker I of Sweden is deposed and succeeded by Eric IX of Sweden. ...


  • Fagan, Brian M. 2005 Ancient North America. Thames and Hudson, London.



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