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From left to right: Besant point (2,000–1,750 yrs ago) Avonlea point (1,750–1,150 yrs ago) Prairie Side-Notch point (1,150–700 yrs ago)

2,000 to 300 years ago: Late Plains Period

People began to occupy the Qu’Appelle Valley region in greater numbers and the animal population expanded.

The Late Plains period is marked by the introduction of clay pottery and the bow and arrow. The people hunted bison communally, developing more efficient hunting strategies such as buffalo pounds and jumps.

Pottery was widely used, allowing for easy storage, heating, and transportation of food supplies, such as pemmican (a mixture of dehydrated bison meat mixed with dried berries).

The Lebret site in the Qu’Appelle Valley shows continuous human occupation for about 3,000 years.

From left to right. . . . 
Besant point (2,000–1,750 yrs ago)
Avonlea point (1,750–1,150 yrs ago)
Prairie Side-Notch point (1,150–700 yrs ago)
Point collection courtesy of The University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology [ext]

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