(photo) Archeologist peers through a surveying instrument. snapshot: the southeast Download the print version
Topography and climate    Bordered by a coastal plain south and east, with interior mountains, plateaus, and forests. Along the Mississippi’s banks, wetlands stretched farther than the eye could see. As the weather slowly warmed, snow receded from the mountaintops and the lowlands blossomed. Glacial meltwaters fed growth along the rivers.