Archaic Map

During the Archaic period, people mostly traveled within territories that belonged to their group. But sometimes they moved to new areas outside their territories, where they met other Archaic groups.

Map showing migration of people during the Archaic period.

This map shows how Archaic people living in southern Arizona migrated north to the Mesa Verde region, where they met other Archaic people who were already living there.

What important foods did the Archaic people from southern Arizona bring with them when they came to the Mesa Verde region?