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They enlarged the permanent villages with more pit houses. They expanded their range of wild plant resources and agriculture, adding pumpkins, beans, amaranth, and more productive strains of corn. They created methods of preserving and storing food and maintained caches of materials for tool and trade goods. Desert Archaic people honored some but not all of their dead with grave goods, suggesting differences in social standing or material wealth. Early Archaic sites of occupation in the Plains and Eastern Woodlands are identified by tools required in big-game hunting—chipped stone spear points and knives, atlatls (throwing spears), and bone needles for sewing animal skins.

Ehret, Christopher. A Historical-Comparative Reconstruction of NiloSaharan. Cologne, Germany: R. Köppe Verlag, 2001. An analysis of Nilo-Saharan languages in historical context, with vocabulary, etymology, and bibliography. Ehret, Christopher. ” In The Archaeology of Africa: Foods, Metals and Towns, edited 24 Nilo-Saharan Peoples Domesticate Cattle and Cultivate Grain by Thurstan Shaw, et al. New York: Routledge, 1993. Discussion of Nilo-Saharan archaeology and the development of tools and food production.

In early Sulphur Springs and Chiricahua phases of their development, the Cochise were not yet farmers. 5 centimeters) in length, from a cultivated primitive species. This indicates that the Cochise people, in the third or San Pedro phase of their development, had acquired the concept of planting crops for food rather than relying on gathering. From the cultures to the south, in Mexico, the Cochise also learned to grow squash and beans. At this stage, the Cochise people also began building shallow pit houses, which were pits dug into the ground and roofed over with twigs and small branches.

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