Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Adena & the Hopewell

At Carmel, Dr Pon Samuel had taken leave from his work to spend time with me. His research is in molecular biology and nanotechnology. He took me out to various places, one of the places he took me to is one of the most ancient sites in America. The Anderson State Park, near Muncie, in Indiana. Above is a pic of the Great Mound of the Adena and the Hopewell people. This place was a ceremonial mound with astrological functions. The Adena culture thrived from 1000 BC to 200 BC. And the Hopewell community lived from 600 BC to 200 AD.

Below is a pic of Dr Pon Samuel sitting on one of their canoes. This dugout is unusual in the sense canoe was made by burning the centre portion and scraping the burnt portion off.

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