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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Paleo and Archaic Indians

 
 
Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker
Inscription. Evidence of Native Americans in the lower Ohio Valley includes the Paleo Indians, who lived in this area near the end of the last Ice Age, about 13,000 years ago. Often called Big Game Hunters, they were efficient, nomadic, hunters, fisherman, and gatherers who also made distinctive fluted projectile points.

Indians of the Archaic Tradition, around 3,000 years ago, were the first in the area to begin domesticating plants like goosefoot, sunflower, sump weed, marsh elder, pigweed, squash and gourds, and traded long distances for exotic resources like galena and copper. They were the first to live in permanent villages where they provided cemeteries for their deceased.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Bill and Meredith Schroeder.
 
Location. 37° 5.291′ N, 88° 35.646′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of South Water Street and Broadway Street, on the left when traveling south on South Water Street. Click for map. Located at the Broadway St entrance to Ohio River. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodland and Mississippian Indians (here, next to this marker); Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky
Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker
(a few steps from this marker); George Rogers Clark, 1752-1818 (a few steps from this marker); First County Seat - Braxton Small (a few steps from this marker); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (a few steps from this marker); Marine Ways (within shouting distance of this marker); First Log Cabin / First Frame House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert S. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 25, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Paleo and Archaic Indians three panels Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Paleo and Archaic Indians three panels Mural
Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Paleo and Archaic Indians Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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