Collection Description

Tradition Name

Adena

Tradition Description

The tradition known as Adena extends from 2600 to 1900 BP. It is found in the central Ohio River valley and adjacent regions of the United States. Adena was a mortuary cult involving several interacting groups that shared mortuary practices and ceremonies. They kept their mortuary mounds and residential camps separate. They were small, mobile social hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists. Although the mounds seem to indicate some status differences may have existed, the residential sites indicate they were egalitarian.

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Region

North America --Eastern Woodlands

Countries

Canada

OWC Code

NP50

Number of Documents

11

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Number of Pages

1404

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