Hunting and Gathering (video)

Hunting and Gathering

Paleoindians may have been living in parts of southeastern Ohio as early as 17,000 B.C. At that time, the rest of Ohio was just becoming free of ice. Given that many valleys may have been flooded, the Paleoindians probably lived on ridges and high slopes. High ground would also have been favorable for sighting game and plant foods. Studies show that oak, walnut, and hickory trees grew on the hillsides of southeastern Ohio at the time. The nut crops produced by these trees attracted game which no doubt lured Paleoindian hunters and gatherers to the region. Probably, the people also competed with the animals for the nuts, which were high in food value.

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