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As with the Archaic period, the Woodland period has been divided into three chronological subdivisions: Early, Middle, and Late.  For the purposes of this document, the following temporal framework is employed: 1) Early Woodland - 1000 to 200 BC; 2) Middle Woodland - 200 BC to 500 AD; and 3) Late Woodland - 500 to 1000 AD.  During this period the trend toward greater regional specialization and adaptation initiated during the Archaic period continued.​