Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Adena moved east

From Sydney Blackwell:
Science Times: Oct. 15, 2013

A Maryland Hill’s Prehistoric Secret


“The discoveries led some anthropologists to conclude that people from the Adena and Hopewell cultures had migrated from the Ohio Valley to the Chesapeake region, even though their burial mounds have never been found in the area.”

1 comment :

Sydney B said...

I am so ambivalent about this article. On the one hand, it provides information about the Adena in the mid-Atlantic. On the other, it encourages/entices relic hunters to dig up burial sites.
It reminds the general reader that the Americas were widely populated long before the Europeans, but it also makes their culture a collector's curiosity. Any sense that the Pig Point site was a special/sacred place in the natural world long ago is removed.