Paleo-Indian Diorama, The State Museum of Pennsylvania
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Paleo-Indian Diorama

Credit: Courtesy of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Archaeology

Pennsylvania's earliest residents lived in a very different environment than we do today. At the end of the last Ice Age colder temperatures blanketed the coniferous forests that sparsely populated the landscape. Paleo-Indians fished, collected edible plants, and hunted caribou, elk, moose, deer, and small game.

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