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Lesson #4: A Field Trip to the Maine State Museum

Student Worksheet

Use this form to help guide you through the Maine State Museum exhibit "12,000 Years in Maine."

Paleo-Indian Period

  1. Who were the Paleo-Indians? When were they in Maine?
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  3. What kinds of things did they eat?

     

     

     

  4. What was their most important tool? How was it used?
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  6. What happened to their culture? Why?
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Archaic Period

  1. List the names of the different cultures that lived in Maine during this period.
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  3. List some of the major technologies used by these cultures.
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  5. Who were the Red Paint People? Where does their name come from?
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  7. What distinguishes their culture?
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  9. What was the Susquehanna Tradition?
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  11. What distinguishes the cultures of that period?

     

     

     

Ceramic Period

  1. What was the most important technological development of this period? Why?
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  3. How did this development change daily life for Maineís ancient peoples?
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    General

  5. What part of the exhibit interested you the most? Why?
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  7. Name three things you learned about Maineís ancient peoples from this exhibit.
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