This view shows border wall earthworks and a borrow pit (a drain in the pit has been added). Redbud trees are in spring bloom in the forest that surrounds the manicured park fields at Mound City.

The name Adena culture has been applied to many sites that archaeologist have later been determined to be part of (or described as) Hopewell culture.

The name Adena culture was was established for the large mound on an 19th-century estate owned by Thomas Worthington. He named his estate near Chillicothe Ohio Adena. The Adena culture is part of greater Early Woodlands Culture that existed throughout the Ohio Valley region between 1000 to 200 B.C. (including parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland). The Adena were Mound Builders (another general name applied these ancestral cultural peoples). The Adena traditions are consider as precursor to traditions of the Hopewell culture. Many regional archaeological sites share evidence of both Adena and Hopewell relations (Early Woodlands and early Middle Woodlands cultures).

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