6000 to 1 BCE - Spear Points - Kansas, USA
The period archeologists call the Archaic lasts from about 6,000 to 1 BCE. American Indians living during the Archaic period did not plant crops but instead gathered wild plant foods and hunted game. While they did not make pots, they made some fired clay artifacts. They made a variety of stone tools including spear points (as the bow and arrow were not yet in use), drills, chopping and scraping tools, grinding stones to crush seeds and pigments, and bone and shell beads.