c. 1,500 B.C. Oysters became an important food resource.
c. 1,000 B.C. Native-American introduction of pottery.
c. 800 A.D. Native-American introduction of domesticated plants; bow and arrow came into use.
c. 1200. Permanent Native-American villages established.
1498. John Cabot sailed along Eastern Shore off present-day Worcester County.
1524. Giovanni da Verrazano passed mouth of Chesapeake Bay.
1572. Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spanish governor of Florida, explored Chesapeake Bay.
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