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Present -- 500 BP

Postcontact Times

By 500 BP (1500 CE), regular contact between Europe and the Western Hemisphere had begun. Within the next 150 years some European goods and possibly diseases reached the upper Mississippi Valley. With the coming of French adventurers and traders across the Great Lakes in the 1650s, written records begin to supplement archaeological evidence. As we move toward the present, artifacts manufactured and used by Europeans, like the teacup, the glass bottle, and the can sketched here, become ever more common.

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