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Mound Builders


The varying cultures collectively called Mound Builders were inhabitants of North America who, .... geometric earthworks. The Adena and Hopewell were not the only mound-building peoples during this ...

Hopewell Indian Mounds | Ohio - Touring Ohio


Hopewell Indian Mounds at Mound City in Chillicothe is home to the Hopewell ... made of earthen walls, often built in geometric patterns and mounds of various shapes. ... When those early excavations were conducted, Ohio did not have a ... The best archaeology information gathered to date indicate that the mounds were  ...

Hopewell peoples


When they buried honored people in the mounds, the Hopewell included items that ... The Hopewell built their mounds in Michigan from 10 B.C. until about A.D. 400. ... are gone, but 17 of their burial mounds still lie in a forest outside Grand Rapids. ... Fort Hill State Memorial in Ohio contains one of the best-preserved Indian .....

The Hopewell Indian Mound builders and their mysterious culture ...


Jul 22, 2015 ... Some theorized the large mounds were built by a lost tribe of Israel. ... He has theorized the Hopewell Indians built a straight pathway known as The Great ... In a small park outside of the village of Tarlton, Ohio is an earthen ...

Newark Earthworks - Ohio History Central


This means that people of the Hopewell culture began to build the Great Circle ... This buried the circle of mounds under a dark brown circular enclosure. ... At the end of this stage, the outer surface of the Great Circle would have been dark ... Greenman did not find any bones or ashes in the basin, but it might have been ...

Hopewell Culture - National Park Service


Mound City Group is the only fully restored Hopewell earthwork complex. ... enclosure and among the mounds can still experience a sense of what it may have ... along the waterways of the great forest. ... building. The first step in the mound building process was to construct a ... borrow pits outside of Mound City's walls may.

Great Circle Earthworks - Ohio History Central


The outer portion of the wall is made of dark brown earth, while the inner ... Eagle Mound is a low mound located at the center of the Great Circle. ... saved the Great Circle from destruction by building the county fairgrounds on the site in 1854. ... Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell, Cole, ...

Fort Ancient Earthworks - Ohio History Central


Postcard showing the great east walls of Fort Ancient, ca. 1920-1950. Fort Ancient, built 2,000 years ago by pre-contact Native Americans, is an earthworks ... Two mounds are located just outside the gateway. ... The Hopewell culture ( 100 B.C. to 500 A. D.) of pre-contact Native American people constructed the earthworks.

Circleville Earthworks - Ohio History Central


The Circleville Earthworks were constructed by the Hopewell culture (100 B.C. to 500 ... The circular earthwork consisted of an outer circular wall 1,140 feet in ... They built the county courthouse on the site of the large central mound and Circle Street surrounded the earthworks. ... Searching for the Great Hopewell Road.

Mounds of the Midwest - Chicago Tribune


May 8, 2000 ... In what is now Ohio, Illinois, Iowa,Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, ... Some mounds were built along the ridgeline of hilltops; others were ... Why did they stop? ... Hopewell culture, which has spawned a near cult following among ... A 1.5-mile trail wanders the grounds outside the embankment wall, ...

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Native Peoples of North America - Hopewell - Cabrillo College


Feb 21, 2000 ... Outside of Ohio, many contemporary societies in throughout the Eastern ... The most spectacular burial mounds come from the Ohio Valley. ... The great central mound is 250 ft. long, 150 ft wide, and 30 ft. high. .... between communities and regions continued, as did some mound-building (for a few centuries ...

What Are Some Facts About the Adena & the Hopewell Indians ...


The Adena and Hopewell Indians were both part of the Woodland culture that lived in Southwestern Ohio. ... What Did the Chumash Eat? ... Earthen mounds built for burial and ceremonial purposes were a prominent feature of both cultures. ... Governor Thomas Worthington's Ohio estate, Adena, is the source of the name.

Earthworks Timeline - Ancient Ohio Trail


places on earth where agriculture began without outside influence. The Adena ... The Hopewell Culture (100 BC to AD 400): Great new inspirations marked ... to the south, the Fort Ancient Indians did not build large pyramid mounds, or live.