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Ohio Earthworks, originally called Moundbuilders was built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago. The architecture was built for part cathedral, part cemetery, and part astronomical observatory.

Ohio Earthworks, originally called Moundbuilders was built by the Hopewell culture approximately 2000 years ago. The architecture was built for part cathedral, part cemetery, and part astronomical observatory.

Deconstructing the microcosms of symbols on the shell gorget from Tennessee mound

Deconstructing the microcosms of symbols on the shell gorget from Tennessee mound

Hopewell Mound Builders

Hopewell Mound Builders

Interesting and detailed map showing the avenues of trade between the Ohio Moundbuilding Culture and other cultures (100 BC - 500 AD).

Interesting and detailed map showing the avenues of trade between the Ohio Moundbuilding Culture and other cultures (100 BC - 500 AD).

Moundbuilders | Indians of the Midwest

Moundbuilders | Indians of the Midwest

Mound Builders: Granville, Licking County, Ohio's Alligator Mound Alignments and Numerology

Mound Builders: Granville, Licking County, Ohio's Alligator Mound Alignments and Numerology

VISIT CADDO MOUNDS! More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, where visitors discover the everyday life and the history of this ancient civilization.

VISIT CADDO MOUNDS! More than 1,200 years ago, a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai built a village and ceremonial center 26 miles west of present-day Nacogdoches. The site was the southwestern-most ceremonial center for the great Mound Builder culture. Today, three earthen mounds still rise from the lush Pineywoods landscape at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, where visitors discover the everyday life and the history of this ancient civilization.

Shown here are the major cultural areas of the Mississippian world between about A.D. 1000-1600. Within each area the timing and nature of Mississippian developments varied greatly and none of the areas was ever culturally uniform. The "Caddoan" Mississippian area illustrates the problem of trying to define broad culture areas: these are abstract generalizations that seem to take on a life of their own. Base map by Erwin Raisz, culture areas adapted from Brian Fagan.

Shown here are the major cultural areas of the Mississippian world between about A.D. 1000-1600. Within each area the timing and nature of Mississippian developments varied greatly and none of the areas was ever culturally uniform. The "Caddoan" Mississippian area illustrates the problem of trying to define broad culture areas: these are abstract generalizations that seem to take on a life of their own. Base map by Erwin Raisz, culture areas adapted from Brian Fagan.

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, Illinois

Aztalan S.P. is a WI, USA state park located just south of the town of Aztalan, WI at latitude N 43° 4' and longitude W 88° 52', and established in 1952. Aztalan is the site of an ancient Mississippian culture settlement that flourished during the 10th to 13th centuries. The indigenous people constructed massive earthwork mounds for religious and political purposes. They were part of a widespread culture with important settlements.

Aztalan S.P. is a WI, USA state park located just south of the town of Aztalan, WI at latitude N 43° 4' and longitude W 88° 52', and established in 1952. Aztalan is the site of an ancient Mississippian culture settlement that flourished during the 10th to 13th centuries. The indigenous people constructed massive earthwork mounds for religious and political purposes. They were part of a widespread culture with important settlements.