The Woodland Period existed around 3,000 years ago until about 450 years ago when Europeans came to Pennsylvania.
The Early Woodland people were still hunters and gatherers and planned their activities and movements around the need for food and other resources. But they also began to cultivate certain plants that increased their sources of food and calories. This was the beginning of farming and a village life.
The Woodland people made baked clay containers for storage and cooking food. The remnants of this pottery indicate that the Woodland people traveled less than the Archaic people.
Differences in burial and grave goods suggest the start of a hierarchical society.