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Archaeologists find Early Archaic settlements throughout Illinois. They are far more numerous than Paleo-Indian sites, suggesting a substantial increase in population. Most Early Archaic sites are small, with few artifacts. Small groups of Early Archaic people, perhaps only ten family members, lived in these settlements for short periods of time before moving to other camps. They revisited some settlements many times, especially those where food and/or other resources were plentiful. Eventually, some of these locations became long-term settlements where Archaic people lived for an entire season