Toward the end of the Paleoindian period, the climate began to warm. Archaeological evidence suggests people began to expand their resource base and processing techniques, focusing more on hunting smaller game, such as deer, turkey, and rabbit. Edible roots, nuts, and fruits were gathered and eaten (Black, 1989). The long enduring Paleoindian point technology was replaced by a whole host of different styles of barbed and stemmed points adapted to the hunting of smaller game. This shift marks the transition into the Archaic Period.
- “Prickly pears and pads”. Photo. TexasBeyondHistory.net 13 July 2015. < http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/st-plains/peoples/images/itc-display.html>
- “Chandler Site Paleo Indian Test Units”. Office of Historic Preservation Files.
- “St. Mary’s Hall Point”. Office of Historic Preservation Files.