Pre-Colombian North American Cultures

Fort Ancient, a bird-view

Fort Ancient Culture – Successor of Hopewell Tradition Cultures and Last North American Indian Culture 1000 AD – 1750 AD

The Fort Ancient Culture developed near Ohio River around 1000 AD. It remained in existence till 1750 AD. Many of the archaeological sites regarding this culture are found in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. It is believed that these people mostly grow maize and had well established villages. They also built […]

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Hopewell Tradition – Combination of Native American Cultures – 200 BC – 500 AD

Hopewell Tradition – Combination of Native American Cultures – 200 BC – 500 AD

The Hopewell tradition is a combination of various Native American cultures that developed around 200 BC and remained in existence till 500 AD. The Hopewell culture developed in the Eastern and Central regions of present day United States. These cultures were linguistically, culturally, socially and economically different and they were […]

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Mississippian Culture – Most developed North American Native Culture – 800 AD – 1500 AD

Mississippian Culture – Most developed North American Native Culture – 800 AD – 1500 AD

The Mississippian Culture developed around 800 AD to 1500 AD. It covered vast regions of the southeast east and Midwestern region of United States. The culture developed in the fertile valleys of Mississippi river and Tennessee River. They were discovered by Hernando de Soto around 1539 AD. These people are […]

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Woodland Period Mounds - Saul's Mound - Seventy two feet largest Mound

Woodland Period – The cultural phase between Archaic and Mississippian culture 1000 BC – 1000 AD

The Woodland Period starts from 1000 BC and remained in existence till 1000 AD. It is one of the most prominent cultural phases of North America that developed in the eastern part of United States, Eastern Canada and extended till the Gulf of Mexico. It is known as the cultural […]

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Mogollon Culture Map - 150 AD - 1450 AD

Mogollon Culture – American Southwest Tradition 150 AD – 1450 AD

The Mogollon Culture is one of the most prominent cultures of the Southwest that developed around 150 AD and remained in existence till 1450 AD. The culture derived its name from the Mogollon mountain ranges. It used to cover a vast area in the southwest US especially states like Arizona, […]

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Map Of Patayan Region

Patayan Culture – Southwest US Tradition 700 AD – 1550 AD

Patayan Culture developed around 700 AD and remained in existence till 1550 AD. The culture developed in the regions of lower Colorado River and the Gila River valleys. Many of the archeological sites regarding these people are found throughout the southwest US from Lake Cahuilla in California to Grand Canyon. […]

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Fremont Culture – Southwest US Pre-Colombian Tradition 700 AD – 1300 AD

Fremont Culture – Southwest US Pre-Colombian Tradition 700 AD – 1300 AD

The Fremont Culture developed around 700 AD and remained in existence till 1300 AD. This culture developed around present day Fremont River in Utah and some of its adjacent regions like Nevada, Idaho and Colorado. It was contemporary to Anasazi culture and was even thought to be a part of […]

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Casa Grande - Hohokam Tradition

Hohokam Culture – Prominent Southwest Tradition of Arizona 1 AD – 1450 AD

The Hohokam culture flourished around 1 AD and remained in existence till 1450 AD. It is one of the major Southwest US culture. The Hohokam culture was surrounded by Mogollan culture in the east, Anasazi culture in north and Patayan culture in west. The areas covered by Hohokam culture are the drainage […]

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The Thule People – Ancestors of Inuits in Canada 1000 AD – Present

The Thule People – Ancestors of Inuits in Canada 1000 AD – Present

The Thule people established themselves in the Northern coastal regions of Canada and Greenland around 1300 AD. It is believed that the Thule people replaced the Dorset people in that area. The Thule people originally belonged to Siberia and Alaska by the 10 century AD they started expanding themselves, defeating […]

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Dorset Culture – Paleo Eskimo Culture of Canada before Inuits 500 BC – 1500 AD

Dorset Culture – Paleo Eskimo Culture of Canada before Inuits 500 BC – 1500 AD

The Dorset Culture developed around the north coastal regions of Canada and Greenland.  This culture started in 500 BC and remained in existence till 1500 AD. It is believed that this culture declined because of conflicts with Thule people and Global Warming due to Medieval Warm Period. Discovery In 1925, […]

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