Old Cordillera Culture
The old cordillera culture existed from around 9000 BC. Until 5000 BC It probably originated in the coastal areas of today's US states of Alaska , Washington , Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia and spread from there into the interior, especially along the Columbia River . One of its distinctive features that set it apart from other contemporary cultures such as the Clovis was the stone projectile tips shaped like willow leaves .
The people of the old cordillera culture were hunters and gatherers who hunted animals up to the size of deer ( small game hunters ). In this respect they also differed from the neighboring bison-hunting peoples ( big game hunters ) in the east of them. From the archaeological finds, including fish hooks, it can be concluded that they were fishing. Salmon fishing in particular played a central role in their diet along the rivers.
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