The production of bannerstones, Projectile point, Lithic reduction styles and pictographic cave paintings are some of the art that remains from this time period.
Indigenous peoples of the Canadian arctic have produced objects that could be classified as art since the time of the Dorset culture.While the walrus ivory carvings of the Dorset were primarily shamanic, the art of the Thule people who replaced them c. With European contact the historic period of Inuit art began.In this period, which reached its height in the late 19th century, Inuit artisans created souvenirs for the crews of whaling ships and explorers. Modern Inuit art began in the late 1940s, when with the encouragement of the Canadian government they began to produce prints and serpentine sculptures for sale in the south.Greenlandic Inuit have a unique textile tradition intregrating skin-sewing, furs, and appliqué of small pieces of brightly dyed marine mammal organs in mosaic designs, called avittat. They have strong mask-making tradition and also are known for an art form called tupilaq or an "evil spirit object." Traditional art making practices thrive in the Ammassalik.Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas encompasses the visual artistic traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas from ancient times to the present.
These include works from South America, Mesoamerica, North America including Greenland, as well as Siberian Yup'ik peoples who have great cultural overlap with Native Alaskan Yup'iks.Shellfish was a mainstay of their diet, and engraved shells have been found in their burial mounds.The Middle Woodland period was dominated by cultures of the Hopewell tradition (200–500).In North America, the Lithic stage or Paleo-Indian period is defined as approximately 18,000–8000 BCE.The period from around 8000–800 BCE is generally referred to as the Archaic period.Vessels were made from soapstone which came from the Appalachian foothills of Alabama and Georgia. is derived from examination of the elaborate artworks left behind by its participants, including pottery, shell gorgets and cups, stone statuary, copper plates such as the Wulfing cache and Long-nosed god maskettes.