Carboniferous period

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Carboniferous period

a geological period that began about 370 million years ago and ended 280 million years ago. It is often divided at about 325 million BP into Lower and Upper Carboniferous; the coal measures from which the period derives its name occurred mainly in the latter period. Club mosses, horsetails and ferns were the dominant plants during the period, and amphibians the commonest vertebrates, though this was also the time of the emergence of the reptiles. Britain crossed the equator.
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For females, a sizeable drop in mean DDD scores was seen during the Late Woodland, but the scores rebounded during the Mississippian period (see Fig.
Cross-period analyses for young males demonstrated a general trend of decreasing degenerative disc scores from the Middle Woodland to the Mississippian period with the Late Woodland to Mississippian transition showing a significant decrease.
As a largely intact Irene phase village, Lincoln Trail has great potential to expand our understanding of Late Mississippian period life on the Georgia coast.
Blanton et al.'s (1996) dual-processual model has been adopted and adapted by Southeastern North American archaeologists as a means of explaining the complex political arrangements that evolved during the Mississippian period. The use of this model is not without its detractors.
Mississippian period research in the Southeastern U.S.
The rest of the book deals primarily with the Mississippian period, A.D.
These data indicate a dense occupation and/or presence of aboriginal groups along this segment of Little Tallasseehatchee Creek from the Paleoindian through Mississippian periods. The proximity of this portion of the creek to Whites Gap may explain this heavy prehistoric aboriginal occupation.

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