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Wampanoag (culture or style)
Syle and culture of the Algonquian-speaking, Native American people of Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay.

Western North American Paleo-Indian
Periods, styles, and cultures related to Western North American Paleo-Indians.

Western Pueblo
Cultures and styles of the more western Pueblo Native American people in the southwestern United States, particularly the Zuñi Desert Puebloans and the Hopi dry-farmers. The distinction between Eastern and Western Pueblo is based on the publications of certain scholars of the 1950s.

wood (plant material)
The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

Woodland Tradition
General term for the cultures and styles represented in prehistoric sites falling in time between approximately 1000 BCE and 1000 CE, between the Archaic hunter-gatherers and the agriculturalist Mississippian cultures; including geographic regions from what is now eastern Canada south of the Subarctic region, the eastern United States, and along to the Gulf of Mexico. Characterized by agriculture, hunting, burial mounds, and a distinctive style of pottery. Over most of this area these cultures were replaced by the Mississippian culture in the 1st millennium CE, but in some regions they survived until historic times.