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The Adena people were a group of Pre-Columbian Native Americans that existed between 1000 B.C. and 200 B.C., a time known as the Woodland Period. They lived in a variety of locations in: Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and part of Pennsylvania and New York. They were best known for their earthworks that were left over from their period. Adena mounds were found densely in many areas that they lived in; however, only a small handful of them actually exist today. Their purpose seems to serve as burial sites, ceremonial sites, historical markers, and even gathering places, ranging in size from 20 to 300 feet in diameter.

The Adena people survived through foraging and cultivation of plants such as:
  • Hunting: deer, elk, black bear, woodchuck, beaver, porcupine, turkey, trumpeter swan, ruffed grouse
  • Gathering: edible seed grasses and nuts
  • Cultivating: pumpkin, squash, sunflower, and goosefoot
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When did the adena Indians live?

The Adena Indians, also called the Woodland Indians, were the first of three mound building cultures (the other ones were the Hopewell and Mississippian Indians). The Adena In

What area of the US were the Adena Indians from?

Adena is the name given by modern historians to a whole prehistoric culture, not a single tribe. One theory says that the Adena people came from Mexico, moved along the Missis

What language did the adena Indians speak?

The Adena Indians are a culture which dates back into prehistoric  times. Very little is known about them outside of the  archaeological findings which have been unearthed.

What did the adena Indian tribe use the mounds for?

The Adena were not actually a tribe, but what archaeologists  call a "tradition." This means that there were certain cultural  traits that were prevalent in a geographic reg

What years were the adena Indians around?

Adena is the modern name given to a particular culture of native Americans - we can never know the tribal names they used. The culture flourished between 1,000 and 200 BC, mai

What weapons did the Adena Indians use?

Adena men were primarily hunters and fishermen. They used spears or javelins with stone points attached, sometimes using the atlatl (spear-thrower) for increased range and acc
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