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Mound Builders - Wikipedia


The varying cultures collectively called Mound Builders were inhabitants of North America who, .... peoples, perhaps descendants of the great Mississippian culture. .... The Adena and Hopewell were ...

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  ...

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 peoples


When they buried honored people in the mounds, the Hopewell included items that tell ... The most ornate artifacts were in Ohio mounds. ... The Hopewell built their mounds in Michigan from 10 B.C. until about A.D. 400. ... The Hopewell people are gone, but 17 of their burial mounds still lie in a forest outside Grand Rapids.

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.

Cahokia: North American Mounds - Crystalinks


Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is located on the site of an ancient Native American city (c. ... Another possible cause is invasion by outside peoples, though the only .... the subsequent Hopewell culture known from Illinois to Ohio and renowned for ... The Adena and Hopewell were not, however, the only mound building ...

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.

Mound City - Ancient Ohio Trail


Outside, walk among the 23 mounds and their low enclosing wall; each ... Hopewell era sites, and may reflect a period of time when mound building ... The pipe bowls portray a variety of animals, carved with accuracy and great artistry. ... a large turtle came up out of the ocean; he says, 'Get on my back, and I will save you.

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. ... That is not to say Ohio does preserve some of the larger mounds. ... He has theorized the Hopewell Indians built a straight pathway known as The Great Hopewell ... In a small park outside of the village of Tarlton, Ohio is an earthen cross .....

Hopewell Archeology - National Park Service


To my great pleasure, the conference also included a tour to visit important sites in ... are nestled carefully within or outside the massive earthwork and ditchworks. ... It is impossible to imagine Woodland Indians building a mound in this setting. ... and understand the Hopewell Culture in southern Ohio will not last forever.

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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 ...

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.

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, ...