Ancient North/South Civilizations

By:Blake Batten, Anasazi ,Adena ,Hopewell, Mississippians

The Anasazi Indians

The Anasazi were excellent architects, designing things to help them survive such as: dams, ditches, and canals that trapped rain water from the tops of their mesa, which led to the gardens and jugs on the canyon floor.Their houses were beautifully carved from adobe and stone, as you see next to this paragraph. The structure of these houses were like apartments stacked on of each on top of each other. The core of their civilization, was Chaco canyon (or Pueblo Bonito). In this there were over a thousand people living there. From here they established roads and things for trading networks.They heavily influenced the art and architecture of later tribes such as the Hopi and Zuni. Supposedly dissapeared from droughts...

Adena Indians

These are known as the Eastern Woodlands people. They were known to live in the Ohio region around 700 BC.There main source of food that they grew were squash , gourds, and barely. A tradition these indians have is their burial mounds. These mounds were made out of log structures, that were covered by piles of dirt. They were known for their fine copper jewlery, and pottery.

Some cool Pictures

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Hopewell Indians

They were also called the eastern woodlands people. They arrived in the Ohio valley around 300 BC. They bulit mounds that were sometimes 40 feet high and 100 feet wide. Artifacts that were found in these mounds that suggust a extensive trade network. The Adena AND the Mississipppians were known as the "Mound Buliders".

The Mississippians Indians

They arrived in Mississppi valley by 800 AD. They grew plants that was used for many dishes, and when they added maize and beans and had increse in population. This population increse lead to to a cause for a need of more land.This need resulted into many, many, cities that held poplulation up to 10,000 people! The largest of these cities was the Cahokia. Cahokia, had one main mound in the center of its city, surrounding it were at least 120 smaller mounds.