The Archaic Period
Archaic Stone Tools:
Early, Middle, and Late Archaic Periods
The following stone tools were made around the same time; during the Archaic Period about 10,000 – 3,000 years ago.
Archaeologists have divided the Archaic Period of time into three main sub-periods: Early, Middle, and Late Archaic. Each is distinguished by important changes in cultural traditions, typically caused by increasing social complexity.
Read more about the Early, Middle, and Late Archaic Period(s) at https://m.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/archaic-period-overview
Understand social complexity at https://socialcomplexity.gmu.edu/what-is-social-complexity/