Woodland culture


Woodland culture
Archaeol.
a long pre-Columbian tradition characterized by the corded pottery of a hunting and later agricultural people of the eastern U.S. noted for the construction of burial mounds and other structures and dating from c1000 B.C. to A.D. 1700.

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Any of the prehistoric cultures of eastern North America dating from the 1st millennium BC.

The category includes cultures such as the Adena and Hopewell. Woodland cultures were characterized by the raising of corn, beans, and squash, the fashioning of distinctive pottery, the use of the bow and arrow, and the building of burial mounds. Most of these cultures were replaced by the Mississippian culture in the 1st millennium AD.

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