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Mesolithic, the name given to cultures in europe @ the end of the pleistocene & before the agricultural revolution. Foraging, a subsistence strategy based on any combo of wild food resources, including collecting wild plants, hunting wild animals, fishing & shellfish collecting. Agriculture, a subsistence strategy based on domesticated plant foods. Opportunistic foragers, hunter-gatherers whose highly flexible subsistence system allows them to exploit whatever resources become available in their area whenever they become available. > practiced by the inhabitants in the siebenlinden site in germany. Archaic, time period in the new world that follows the paleo-indian period. > marked the beginning of regionalization (ie. pinon nuts were the staple diet of the desert west & eastern cultures adapted to the coast) Shell mound archaic, a post-pleistocene adaptation in the american southeast marked by the devlpt of large & dense human pop n that exploited shellfish & constructed great ceremonial mounts out of shells.

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