Native Americans - Adena Mound Builders

Title

Native Americans - Adena Mound Builders

Subject

Native Americans

Description

Marker Text: Adena Culture
Native Americans of the Adena culture were some of Ohio's first known settlers. They lived in the upper and middle Ohio Valley during the late Archaic and Early Woodland periods, roughly 1000 B.C.-100 A.D. The Adena people were hunters, gatherers, traders, and farmers. They carved effigy figures, made ceramic pots, built extensive houses, and developed significant burial mounds. These mounds were made of earth, stone, remains of deceased members, and token objects, and were built on uplands near major waterways such as the mound here near the Scioto River.

Erected 2009 by Ohio Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century and The Ohio Historical Society.

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Citation

“Native Americans - Adena Mound Builders,” Teaching Columbus, accessed September 25, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/121.