Worksheet 1: Keywords and Concepts

Review the essay entitled “American Prehistory: 8000 Years of Forest Management” to complete the chart below.  Note that a few answers have been completed to help you get started.

Time Period Approximate Dates Characteristics of the Period Native American Forest Use
Hunt big game but use forest to supplement diet – gather plants, fruits, and nuts to eat
  • First Pottery
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Agriculture
  • Extensive Trade
800 AD – 1650 AD