Ancient Natives

Anasazi 500-1200 AD

Constructed dams ditches and canals to flow water to gardens on the canyon floor. They had multi-storied houses made from stone. They built roads mainly for trading. Made pottery, jewelry and woven baskets. Heavily art and architecture of late groups. Left possibly because of multiple droughts.

Adena 700 BC

Lived in Ohio valley region. Produced squash, sunflowers, and barley. Made jewelry and fine pottery. Made burial mounds for people who have died.
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Hopewell 300 BC

Lived in Ohio valley. Traded with many other places (found out with help of artifacts). Referred to as mound builders. "Built mounds some were 40 feet high and 100 feet wide."(Murphy, Jennifer. Notes, pg 1)
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Mississippians 800 AD

Had many plants that produced food. Had to have more land because of increase in population. Ended up with many cities with up to 10,000 people. "In center of city of Cahokia's was a massive mound aprox. 100 feet high base of more than 14 acres-(larger than Great Pyramid in Egypt)."(Murphy, Jennifer. Notes. Pg. 1). 120 smaller mounds surrounded this huge mound.
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