The Info List - Middle Woodland

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In the classification of Archaeological cultures of North America
North America
, the WOODLAND PERIOD of North American pre-Columbian cultures spanned a period from roughly 1000 BCE to European contact in the eastern part of North America, with some archaeologists distinguishing the Mississippian period, from 1000 CE to European contact as a separate period. The term "Woodland Period" was introduced in the 1930s as a generic term for prehistoric sites falling between the Archaic hunter-gatherers and the agriculturalist Mississippian cultures . The Eastern Woodlands cultural region covers what is now eastern Canada south of the Subarctic
region, the Eastern United States
Eastern United States
, along to the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico

This period is variously considered a developmental stage, a time period, a suite of technological adaptations or "traits," and a "family tree" of cultures related to earlier Archaic cultures. It can be characterized as a chronological and cultural manifestation without any massive changes in a short time but instead having a continuous development in stone and bone tools , leather crafting , textile manufacture , cultivation , and shelter construction. Many Woodland peoples used spears and atlatls until the end of the period, when they were replaced by bows and arrows ; however, Southeastern Woodland peoples also used blowguns .

The most cited technological distinction of this period was the widespread use of pottery (although pottery manufacture had arisen during the Archaic period in some places), and the diversification of pottery forms, decorations, and manufacturing practices. The increasing use of horticulture and the development of the Eastern Agricultural Complex , consisting of weedy seed plants as well as gourd cultivation, also meant that groups became less mobile over time and, in some times and places, people lived in permanently occupied villages and cities. Intensive agriculture characterizes the Mississippian period from ca. 1000-1400 CE and may have continued up to European contact, around 500 years ago. Eastern Woodlands lived in wigwams and longhouses.


* 1 Early Woodland period
Woodland period
(1000–200 BCE)

* 1.1 Interaction * 1.2 Pottery * 1.3 Subsistence Strategies

* 2 Middle Woodland period
Woodland period
(200 BCE–500 CE) * 3 Late Woodland period
Woodland period
(500–1000 CE) * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References


The Early Woodland period
Woodland period
continued many trends begun during the Late and Terminal Archaic periods, including extensive mound-building, regional distinctive burial complexes, the trade of exotic goods across a large area of North America
North America
as part of interaction spheres, the reliance on both wild and domesticated plant foods, and a mobile subsistence strategy in which small groups took advantage of seasonally available resources such as nuts, fish, shellfish, and wild plants. Pottery, which had been manufactured during the Archaic period in limited amounts, was now widespread across the Eastern Interior, the Southeast, and the Northeast; the Far Northeast, the Sub-Arctic, and the Northwest/Plains regions widely adopted pottery somewhat later, about 200 BCE.


The Adena culture
Adena culture
built conical mounds in which single- or multiple-event burials, often cremated, were interred along with rich grave goods including copper bracelets, beads, and gorgets, art objects made from mica, novaculite, hematite, banded slate, and other kinds of stone, shell beads and cups, and leaf-shaped "cache blades." This culture is believed to have been core to the Meadowood Interaction Sphere, in which cultures in the Great Lakes region, the St. Lawrence region, the Far Northeast, and the Atlantic region interacted. The large area of interaction is indicated by the presence of Adena-style mounds, the presence of exotic goods from other parts of the interaction spheres, and the participation in the "Early Woodland Burial Complex" defined by William Ritchie


Pottery was widely manufactured and sometimes traded, particularly in the Eastern Interior region. Clay for pottery was typically tempered (mixed with non-clay additives) with grit (crushed rock) or limestone. Pots were usually made in a conoidal or conical jars with rounded shoulders, slightly constricted necks, and flaring rims. Pottery was most often decorated with a variety of linear or paddle stamps that created "dentate" (tooth-like) impressions, wavy line impressions, checked surfaces, or fabric-impressed surfaces, but some pots were incised with geometric patterns or, more rarely, with pictorial imagery such as faces. Pots were coiled and paddled entirely by hand without the use of fast rotation such as a pottery wheel. Some were slipped or brushed with red ochre.

Pottery, agriculture, and permanent settlements have often been thought of the three defining characteristics of the Woodland period. However, it has become evident that, in some areas of the United States, prehistoric cultural groups with a clearly Archaic cultural assemblage were making pottery without any evidence of the cultivation of domesticated crops. In fact, it appears that hunting and gathering continued as the basic subsistence economy and that subsistence horticulture/agriculture did not occur in much of the Southeast for a couple of thousand years after the introduction of pottery, and in parts of the Northeast, horticulture was never practiced. This research indicated that a fiber-tempered horizon of ceramics greatly predates 1000 BCE, first appearing about 2500 BCE in parts of Florida with the Orange culture
Orange culture
and in Georgia with the Stallings culture . Nevertheless, these early sites were typical Archaic settlements, differing only in the use of basic ceramic technology. As such, researchers are now redefining the period to begin with not only pottery, but the appearance of permanent settlements, elaborate burial practices, intensive collection and/or horticulture of starchy seed plants (see Eastern Agricultural Complex
Eastern Agricultural Complex
), differentiation in social organization, and specialized activities, among other factors. Most of these are evident in the Southeastern United States
Southeastern United States
by 1000 BCE.

In some areas, like South Carolina
South Carolina
and coastal Georgia, Deptford culture pottery manufacture ceased after ca. 700 CE.


In coastal regions, many settlements were near the coast, often near salt marshes, which were habitats rich in food resources. People tended to settle along rivers and lakes in both coastal and interior regions for maximum access to food resources. Nuts were processed in large amounts, including hickory and acorns , and many wild berries, including palm berries, blueberries , raspberries , and strawberries , were eaten, as well as wild grapes and persimmon . Most groups relied heavily on white-tailed deer , but a variety of other small and large mammals were hunted also, including beaver , raccoon , and bear . Shellfish
formed an important part of the diet, attested to by numerous shell middens along the coast and interior rivers.

Coastal peoples practiced seasonal mobility, moving to the coast during the summer take advantage of numerous marine resources such as sea mammals and shellfish, then moved to interior locations during the winter where access to deer, bear, and anadromous fish such as salmon could see them through the winter. Seasonal foraging also characterized the strategies of many interior populations, with groups moving strategically among dense resource areas.

Recently evidence has accumulated of a greater reliance of woodland peoples on cultivation in this period, at least in some localities, than has historically been recognized. This is especially true for the middle woodland period and perhaps beyond. C. Margaret Scarry states "in the Woodland periods, people diversified their use of plant foods. . . increased their consumption of starchy foods. They did so, however, by cultivating starchy seeds rather than by gathering more acorns." Smith and Yarnell refer to an "indigenous crop complex" as early as 3800 B.P. in parts of the region.


Hopewell Interaction Area and local expressions of the Hopewell tradition

The beginning of the Middle Woodland saw a shift of settlement to the Interior. As the Woodland period
Woodland period
progressed, local and inter-regional trade of exotic materials greatly increased to the point where a trade network covered most of the Eastern United States
Eastern United States
. Throughout the Southeast and north of the Ohio River
Ohio River
, burial mounds of important people were very elaborate and contained a variety of mortuary gifts, many of which were not local. The most archaeologically certifiable sites of burial during this time were in Illinois
and Ohio
. These have come to be known as the Hopewell tradition
Hopewell tradition
. Due to the similarity of earthworks and burial goods, researchers assume a common body of religious practice and cultural interaction existed throughout the entire region (referred to as the "Hopewellian Interaction Sphere"). Such similarities could also be the result of reciprocal trade, obligations, or both between local clans that controlled specific territories. Access to food or resources outside a clan's territory would be made possible through formal agreements with neighbors. Clan heads would then be buried along with goods received from their trading partners to symbolize the relationships they had established. Under this scenario, permanent settlements would be likely to develop, leading to increased agricultural production and a population increase.

Ceramics during this time were thinner and better quality than earlier times. Examples also show pottery also was more decorated than Early Woodland. One style was the Trempealeau phase which could have been seen by the Hopewell in Indiana. This type included a round body, and lines of decoration with cross-etching on rim. The Havana style found in Illinois
had a decorated neck. One of the major tools unique to this era was Snyders Points. These were quite large and corner-notched. They were made by soft-hammering percussion, and finished by pressure flaking.

Although many of the Middle Woodland cultures are called "Hopewellian," and groups shared ceremonial practices, archeologists have identified the development of distinctly separate cultures during the Middle Woodland period. Examples include the Armstrong culture , Copena culture , Crab Orchard culture
Crab Orchard culture
, Fourche Maline culture , the Goodall Focus , the Havana Hopewell culture
Havana Hopewell culture
, the Kansas City Hopewell , the Marksville culture
Marksville culture
, and the Swift Creek culture .

The Center for American Archeology specializes in Middle Woodland culture.


The late Woodland period
Woodland period
was a time of apparent population dispersal, although populations do not appear to have decreased. In most areas construction of burial mounds decreased drastically, as well as long-distance trade in exotic materials. At the same time, bow and arrow technology gradually overtook the use of the spear and atlatl , and agricultural production of the "Three Sisters " (maize , beans , and squash ) was introduced. While full scale intensive agriculture did not begin until the following Mississippian period, the beginning of serious cultivation greatly supplemented the gathering of plants.

Late Woodland settlements became more numerous, but the size of each one (with exceptions) was smaller than their middle Woodland counterparts. The reasons for this are unknown, but it has been theorized that populations increased so much that trade alone could no longer support the communities and some clans resorted to raiding others for resources. Alternatively, the efficiency of bows and arrows in hunting may have decimated the large game animals, forcing the tribes to break apart into smaller clans to better use local resources, thus limiting the trade potential of each group. A third possibility is a colder climate may have affected food yields, possibly affected by Northern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere
extreme weather events of 535–536 , also limiting trade possibilities. Lastly, it may be that agricultural technology became sophisticated enough that crop variation between clans lessened, thereby decreasing the need for trade.

As communities became more isolated, they began to develop in their own unique ways, giving rise to small-scale cultures that were distinctive to their regional areas. Examples include the Baytown , Troyville and Coles Creek cultures of Louisiana
, the Alachua and Weeden Island cultures of Florida
, and the Plum Bayou culture
Plum Bayou culture
of Arkansas
and Missouri

Although the 1000 CE ending of the Late Woodland period
Woodland period
is traditional, in practice many regions of the Eastern Woodlands adopted the full Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture
much later than that. Some groups in the north and northeast of the current United States
United States
, such as the Iroquois
, retained a way of life that was technologically identical to the Late Woodland until the arrival of Europeans. Furthermore, despite the widespread adoption of the bow and arrow during this time, the peoples of a few areas of the United States
United States
appear never to have made the change. During Hernando de Soto 's travels through the southern United States
United States
around 1543, the groups at the mouth of the Mississippi river still preferentially used the spear.


* Glenwood culture * Rock Eagle Effigy Mound * Rock Hawk Effigy Mound * Old Stone Fort (Tennessee) * Pinson Mounds * The Bluff Point Stoneworks
The Bluff Point Stoneworks
* Mound builder (people)
Mound builder (people)
* Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River Archaeological State Park


* ^ McDonald and Woodward, Indian Mounds of the Atlantic Coast: A Guide from Maine to Florida, McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, Newark OH, 1987 p.13 * ^ "Eastern Woodland Indians Culture". Native Art in Canada. Retrieved 2011-06-03. * ^ Mason, Ronald J. (1970). "Hopewell, Middle Woodland, and the Laurel Culture: A Problem in Archaeological Classification." American Anthropologist 72(4):802–15. * ^ Neusius, Sarah W. and G. Timothy Gross (2014). "Seeking Our Past: An Introduction to North American Archaeology." Oxford University Press. * ^ Ritchie, W. A. (1955). "Recent Discoveries Suggesting an Early Woodland Burial Cult in the Northeast." New York State Museum and Science Service Circular 40. The University of the State of New York, Albany. * ^ "Quick study: Woodland Period". learnnc.org. Research Laboratories of Archaeology. Retrieved 28 March 2016. * ^ "The Woodland Period (ca. 2000 B.C.- A.D. 1000)". U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 12 May 2012. * ^ Kenneth E. Sassaman (2002). "Woodland Ceramic
Beginnings". In David G. Anderson and Robert C. Mainfort Jr. The Woodland Southeast. University of Alabama Press
University of Alabama Press
. ISBN 0-8173-1137-8 . * ^ Fiedel, Stuart J. (1992). "Prehistory of the Americas, 2nd Edition." Cambridge University Press. * ^ C. Margaret Scarry (2003). "Patterns of Wild Plant Utilization in the Prehistoric
Eastern Woodlands" In Paul E. Minnis, People and Plants in Ancient Eastern North America, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution * ^ Bruce D. Smith and Richard A. Yarnell (2009). "Initial formation of an indigenous crop complex in eastern North America
North America
at 3800 B.P.," PNAS, vol. 106, no. 16, 6561–6566 * ^ Behm, Jeffrey (2007 March) Middle Woodland. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Oshkosh, WI

The Eastern Woodlands were able to travel far distance.They used axes,bow's and shields to hunt.The Eastern Woodland would make net's and spears to catch fish.They were very lucky.women collected lots of plants.they didn't need to water the fields because water came from the sky.Eastern Woodlands lived in wigwams and longhouses.They lived in wigwams and longhouses because so they can get shelter.In the center of Wigwam there is a fire pit.The Eastern Woodlands live in Forest near Lakes.The Eastern Woodlands settled in the Atlantic coast.Wigwams were made out of young trees to form the round shape of the home.The longhouses were shaped like a rectangle.The Eastern Woodlands believe there are souls in plant, trees and rocks.They played a game called little war.The reason why the Eastern Woodlands got their from is that lots of forest that covered the land.The sunlight could barely touched the ground because the forest was so thick.25,00 ago Eastern Woodlands eat corn, beans, squash, pumpkins and melons.


* Bense, Judith A. (1994). Archaeology of the Southeastern United States: Paleoindian to World War I. New York: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-089060-7 . * Milanich, Jerald T. (1994). Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida. University Press of Florida. ISBN 0-8130-1273-2 . * National Park Service
National Park Service
, Southeast Archaeological Center. "The Woodland Period". Retrieved August 6, 2009.

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Adena Culture

* List of Adena culture
Adena culture
sites * Woodland period * Mound builder (people)
Mound builder (people)
* List of archaeological periods (North America)
List of archaeological periods (North America)


* Adena * Austin Brown * Arledge * Beam Farm * Clemmons * Conrad * Coon Hunters * George Deffenbaugh * Enon * Fortner * Great Mound * Highbanks Metro Park * Hillside Haven * Hodgen\'s Cemetery * Horn * Hurley * Jackson * Karshner * Kinzer * Luthor List * McDaniel * Miamisburg * Mound Cemetery * Odd Fellows\' Cemetery * Old Maid\'s Orchard * Orators * Carl Potter * Raleigh * Reeves * D.S. Rose * Ross Trails Circle * Short Woods Park * Snead * Spruce Run * David Stitt * Story (Cincinnati) * Story (Chillicothe) * Williamson * Wolf Plains
Wolf Plains
* Wright-Patterson * Zaleski


* Biggs * Gaitskill * Mound Hill * Mount Horeb * Ramey * Round Hill


* Criel * Grave Creek


* Mounds State Park

Related topics Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
burial mound Eastern Agricultural Complex
Eastern Agricultural Complex
Hopewell tradition
Hopewell tradition

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Hopewellian peoples

* Woodland period * List of Hopewell sites
List of Hopewell sites
* Mound builder (people)
Mound builder (people)
* List of archaeological periods (North America)
List of archaeological periods (North America)


* Beam Farm * Benham Mound
Benham Mound
* Cary Village Site
Cary Village Site
* Cedar-Bank Works
Cedar-Bank Works
* Dunns Pond Mound
Dunns Pond Mound
* Ellis Mounds * Ety Enclosure * Ety Habitation Site
Ety Habitation Site
* Fort Ancient
Fort Ancient
* Fortified Hill Works * Great Hopewell Road * High Banks Works * Hopeton Earthworks * Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
* Indian Mound Cemetery * Keiter Mound
Keiter Mound
* Marietta Earthworks * Moorehead Circle
Moorehead Circle
* Mound of Pipes * Nettle Lake Mound Group * Newark Earthworks * Oak Mounds * Orators * Perin Village Site * Pollock Works * Portsmouth Earthworks
Portsmouth Earthworks
* Rocky Fork Enclosures * Rocky Fork Mounds * Seip Earthworks and Dill Mounds District * Shawnee Lookout * Tremper Mound and Works * Williamson Mound Archeological District


* Carrier Mills Archaeological District
Carrier Mills Archaeological District
* Cleiman Mound * Hubele Site * Mann Site * O\'byams Fort site * Wilson Site * Yankeetown Site


* Goodall Site * Norton Mound Group


* Albany Mounds State Historic Site
Albany Mounds State Historic Site
* Dickson Mounds
Dickson Mounds
* Duncan Farm * Golden Eagle-Toppmeyer Site
Golden Eagle-Toppmeyer Site
* Kamp Mound Site * Mound House site * Naples Archeological District * Naples Mound 8 * Ogden-Fettie Site * Rockwell Mound
Rockwell Mound
* Sinnissippi Mounds
Sinnissippi Mounds
* Toolesboro Mound Group


* Cloverdale archaeological site
Cloverdale archaeological site
* Renner Village Archeological Site * Trowbridge Archeological Site
Trowbridge Archeological Site


* Crooks Mound * Grand Gulf Mound * Marksville Prehistoric
Indian Site * Mott Archaeological Preserve
Mott Archaeological Preserve


* Bynum Mound and Village Site * Ingomar Mound * Miller Site * Pharr Mounds
Pharr Mounds
* Pinson Mounds


* Lewiston Mound
Lewiston Mound
* Serpent Mounds Park
Serpent Mounds Park
* LeVescounte Mounds

Swift Creek culture Santa Rosa- Swift Creek culture

* Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
* Etowah Indian Mounds
Etowah Indian Mounds
* Leake Mounds
Leake Mounds
* Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park * Miner\'s Creek site * Pierce Site * Swift Creek mound site * Third Gulf Breeze * Yearwood site * Yent Mound
Yent Mound


* Armstrong culture * Copena culture * Fourche Maline culture * Laurel Complex * Saugeen Complex
Saugeen Complex
* Old Stone Fort (Tennessee)


* Copper
* Galena
* Mica
* Fresh water pearls * Obsidian
* Pipestone * Sea shells

Related topics Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
Black drink
Black drink
burial mound Ceremonial pipe
Ceremonial pipe
Effigy mound
Effigy mound
Hopewell pottery Horned Serpent
Horned Serpent
Eastern Agricultural Complex
Eastern Agricultural Complex
Underwater panther

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Coles Creek and Plum Bayou cultures

* Late Woodland period
Woodland period
* List of archaeological periods (North America)
List of archaeological periods (North America)


* Aden Site * Balmoral Mounds
Balmoral Mounds
* Churupa Plantation Mound * Coles Creek Site * Crippen Point site
Crippen Point site
* Cypress Grove Mound * DePrato Mounds * Greenhouse Site * Feltus Mound Site * Filhiol Mound Site
Filhiol Mound Site
* Fisher Site
Fisher Site
* Flowery Mound
Flowery Mound
* Frogmore Mound Site * Ghost Site Mounds * Greenhouse Site * Insley Mounds * Kings Crossing Site * Lamarque Landing Mound * Marsden Mounds * Mazique Archeological Site
Mazique Archeological Site
* Mott Mounds * Mound Plantation * Peck Mounds * Raffman Site
Raffman Site
* Scott Place Mounds
Scott Place Mounds
* Shackleford Church Mounds * Spanish Fort * Sundown Mounds * Transylvania Mounds
Transylvania Mounds
* Troyville Earthworks * Venable Mound
Venable Mound
* Wade Landing Mound
Wade Landing Mound


* Atchafalaya Basin Mounds (16SMY10) * Bayou Black Mound (16TR78) * Bayou Cypremont (16SMY7) * Bayou Grande Cheniere Mounds
Bayou Grande Cheniere Mounds
* Bayou L’Ours Site * Bayou Portage Mounds * Bayou Sorrel Mounds (16IV4) * Clovelly Site (16LF64) * Cypress Point Site (16VM112) * Eagle Point Site (16IB123) * Gibson Mounds (16TR5) * Greenwood Cemetery Site (16SMY10) * Kleinpeter Mounds * Little Cheniere Site (16CM22) * Little Pecan Island Site (16CM43) * Jerry Haas Site (16SJ51) * Machias Lake (16SB2) * Morgan Mounds (16VM9) * Pecan Mounds (16SM37) * Pennison Mounds (16AS16) * Portage Mounds (16SM5) * Richeau Field Site (16TR82) * Schwing Place Mound (16IV13) * Sims Site * Southwest of Cut Off Lagoon (16SB50) * St. Gabriel Mounds (16IV128) * Temple Mounds Site (16LF4)


* Baytown Site
Baytown Site
* Chandler Landing Site * Coy Site * Dogtown Site * Hayes site * Maberry Site * Roland Site
Roland Site
* Toltec Mounds

Related topics Eastern Agricultural Complex
Eastern Agricultural Complex
Fourche Maline culture Mississippian culture
Mississippian culture
Natchez Plaquemine culture
Plaquemine culture
Platform mound Taensa
Troyville culture
Troyville culture

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Native Americans in Nebraska


* Arapaho
* Arikara * Northern Cheyenne
Northern Cheyenne
* Comanche
* Fox * Great Sioux Nation * Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
* Kiowa
* Missouria
* Omaha * Otoe * Pawnee * Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
* Sac * Ho-Chunk
* Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri
in Kansas and Nebraska
* Skidi


* Hocak * Omaha-Ponca language * Fox language
Fox language
* Sioux language
Sioux language
* Sac language


* Ioway * Omaha * Ponca * Sac and Fox * Santee Sioux * Winnebago * Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation


* Little Priest Tribal College
Little Priest Tribal College
* Nebraska
Indian Community College


* Antonine Barada * Big Elk
Big Elk
* Chief Blackbird * Joba Chamberlain
Joba Chamberlain
* Larry EchoHawk
Larry EchoHawk
* Logan Fontenelle
Logan Fontenelle
* Francis La Flesche * Joseph La Flesche * Old Lady Grieves The Enemy * Petalesharo * Susan La Flesche Picotte
Susan La Flesche Picotte
* Red Cloud
Red Cloud
* Standing Bear
* Susette LaFlesche Tibbles * Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
* James Young Deer * Moses J. "Chief" Yellow Horse


* Battle of Ash Hollow * Massacre Canyon * Battle of Mud Springs * Battle of Rush Creek * Battle of Warbonnet Creek
Battle of Warbonnet Creek
* Grattan massacre
Grattan massacre
* Cheyenne War * Indian Congress


* Nemaha Half-Breed Reservation * Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
* Oto * Pawnee * Niobrara


* Ton\'wontongathon * Pike-Pawnee Village Site * Skidi
Pawnee Village * Horse Creek Pawnee Village * Cottonwood Creek * Schrader Archeological Site * Fullerton Archeological Site * Oto Indian Village Site * Leshara Site * McClean Site * Woodcliff Site * Theodore Davis Site * Kelso Site * Wright Site


* Pahur * Ahkawitakol * Lalawakohtito
* Pahuk * Cunningham Archeological Site


* Blackbird Hill * Genoa Indian Industrial School * Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte Memorial Hospital * Indian agencies * Susan LaFlesche Picotte House * Nanza * Moses Merrill Mission * Pawnee Mission and Burnt Village Archeological Site * Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Carlisle Indian Industrial School
* Ionia Volcano


* Central Plains * Woodland * Dismal River


* Leary Site
Leary Site
* Ash Hollow * Coufal * Schultz Site * Signal Butte * Site 25SM20 * Champe-Fremont 1 Archeological Site * Frank Parker Archeological Site * Sweetwater Archeological Site * Burkett Archeological Site * Ashland Archeological Site * Yutan Site * Schrader Archeological Site * Humphrey Archeological Site * Table Rock Archeological Site


* Indian Cave * Indian Hill * Walker Gilmore Site * Site JF00-072 * Hudson-Meng Bison Kill * Woodcliff Burials * Nehawka Flint Quarries * Farwell Archeological District * Blue Springs, aka Wonder Site * Barneston Site * Kurz Omaha Village Site * Patterson Site * Fontenelle Forest Historic District * Wolfe and Grey (Schuyler) Sites * Schulte Archeological Site * Wiseman Archeological Site * Durflinger Site


* Native American place names in Nebraska

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Late Woodland cultures

* Mound builder (people)
Mound builder (people)
* List of archaeological periods (North America)
List of archaeological periods (North America)


* Baum site * Beattie Park Mound Group * Book Site * Bowen Site (12 MA 61) * Brinsfield I Site * Brokaw Site * Clampitt Site (12-LR-329) * Fisher Site
Fisher Site
* Hoye Site * Little Maquoketa River Mounds State Preserve * Man Mound * Memorial Park Site * Nottingham Site * Ormond Mound * St. Croix River Access Site * Sommerheim Park * University of Tennessee Agriculture Farm Mound


* Alachua culture
Alachua culture
* Clemson Island culture * Manahoac * Monongahela culture
Monongahela culture
* Oliver Phase
Oliver Phase
* Springwells Phase * Weeden Island culture
Weeden Island culture

Related topics Steuben point Belle Glade culture
Belle Glade culture
Extreme weather events of 535–536 Fort Ancient
Fort Ancient
culture Mississippian culture Oneota
St. Johns culture
St. Johns culture

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North America
North America

Periods Lithic Archaic Formative Classic Post-Classic

Archaeological cultures

* Adena * Alachua * Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi) * Baytown * Belle Glade * Buttermilk Creek Complex
Buttermilk Creek Complex
* Caborn-Welborn * Calf Creek * Caloosahatchee * Clovis * Coles Creek * Comondú * Deptford * Folsom * Fort Ancient
Fort Ancient
* Fort Walton * Fremont * Glacial Kame * Glades * Hohokam

* Hopewell

* List of Hopewell sites
List of Hopewell sites

* La Jolla * Las Palmas * Leon-Jefferson

* Mississippian

* List of Mississippian sites
List of Mississippian sites

* Mogollon * Monongahela * Old Cordilleran * Oneota
* Paleo-Arctic * Paleo-Indians
* Patayan
* Plano * Plaquemine * Poverty Point
Poverty Point
* Red Ocher * Santa Rosa-Swift Creek * St. Johns * Steed-Kisker * Tchefuncte * Tocobaga
* Troyville

Archaeological sites

* Angel Mounds
Angel Mounds
* Anzick Clovis burial
Anzick Clovis burial
* Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
* The Bluff Point Stoneworks
The Bluff Point Stoneworks
* Cahokia
* Candelaria Cave * Casa Grande * Chaco Canyon * Coso Rock Art District
Coso Rock Art District
* Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
* Cuarenta Casas
Cuarenta Casas
* Cueva de la Olla * Eaker * El Fin del Mundo * El Vallecito
El Vallecito
* Effigy Mounds National Monument
Effigy Mounds National Monument
* Etowah Indian Mounds
Etowah Indian Mounds
* Eva * Folsom Site
Folsom Site
* Fort Ancient
Fort Ancient
* Fort Center
Fort Center
* Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument * Glenwood * Grimes Point
Grimes Point
* Holly Bluff Site * Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
* Huápoca
* Kimball Village * Kincaid Mounds * Kolomoki Mounds
Kolomoki Mounds
* L\'Anse aux Meadows * Marksville * Marmes Rockshelter
Marmes Rockshelter
* Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Meadowcroft Rockshelter
* Mesa Verde * Moaning Cavern
Moaning Cavern
* Moorehead Circle
Moorehead Circle
* Moundville * Mummy Cave
Mummy Cave
* Nodena Site
Nodena Site
* Ocmulgee National Monument
Ocmulgee National Monument
* Old Stone Fort * Paquime * Parkin Park * Pinson Mounds * Portsmouth Earthworks
Portsmouth Earthworks
* Poverty Point
Poverty Point
* Pueblo Bonito
Pueblo Bonito
* Recapture Canyon * Rock Eagle * Rock Hawk * Russell Cave National Monument
Russell Cave National Monument
* Salmon Ruins
Salmon Ruins
* Serpent Mound
Serpent Mound
* Sierra de San Francisco * Spiro Mounds
Spiro Mounds
* SunWatch * Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
* Toltec Mounds * Town Creek Indian Mound
Town Creek Indian Mound
* Turkey River Mounds * Upward Sun River site
Upward Sun River site
* West Oak Forest Earthlodge * Winterville * Wupatki National Monument
Wupatki National Monument

Human remains

* Anzick-1
* Arlington Springs Man
Arlington Springs Man
* Buhl Woman
Buhl Woman
* Kennewick Man
Kennewick Man
* La Brea Woman
La Brea Woman
* Leanderthal Lady
Leanderthal Lady
* Minnesota Woman
Minnesota Woman
* Spirit Cave mummy
Spirit Cave mummy


* Aridoamerica * Black drink
Black drink
* Ceremonial pipe
Ceremonial pipe
* Chunkey
* Clovis point
Clovis point
* Container Revolution * Eastern Agricultural Complex
Eastern Agricultural Complex
* Eden point * Effigy mound
Effigy mound
* Falcon dancer * Folsom point * Green Corn Ceremony
Green Corn Ceremony
* Horned Serpent
Horned Serpent
* Kiva
* Medicine wheel
Medicine wheel
* Metallurgy * Mi\'kmaq hieroglyphic writing * Mound Builders
Mound Builders
* N.A.G.P.R.A. * Norse colonization of North America
North America
* Oasisamerica
* Piasa
* Southeastern Ceremonial Complex
Southeastern Ceremonial Complex
* Stickball * Three Sisters agriculture * Thunderbird * Underwater panther
Underwater panther
* Water glyphs

Related Genetic history Portal
of Indigenous peoples of North America Pre-Columbi