b'The AdenaAround 900 B.C., the WoodlandPeriod began. It lasted for more than2,000 years, until about 1200 A.D.Scientists divide this time into the Early,Middle, and Late Woodland Periods. The people who lived in the Ohioregion during the Early Woodland Periodare called the Adena. They got theirGraphic (U)name when archaeologists found theirremains near Adena, the Thomas mounds have been found in Ohio. SomeWorthington Estate, in Ross County. The are large, and some are small. The largestAdena lived in Ohio for about 1,000 one is in Montgomery County. It is theyears, mostly in the southern river valleys Miamisburg Mound, which is sixty-eightof the state.feet high, nearly as tall as a seven-storyThe Adena did something thatbuilding. The mound covers three acres earlier people did not. They built burial of land. Today you can visit many prehis-mounds. These are hills in which their toric mounds across Ohio. dead were buried, along with some of The Adena mounds help us to know atheir possessions. Thousands of Adena lot about the people themselves. ObjectsAlong the Ohio TrailHow would you feel if you went without a name forabout 3,000 years? Thats what happened with the Adenapeople. No one knew about them until 1902, whenarchaeologists found a tomb made of logs in a mound in RossCounty, Ohio. Inside was a very, very old skeleton and someweapons and ornaments. Other skeletons and artifacts ofthe same period have been found in Ohios valleys, too. Noone knew who these people were.An estate called Adena had been formed almost 100 years earlier, in1803 when Ohio became a state. This estate belonged to a man namedThomas Worthington, who lived in Ross County, near Chillicothe. He named hisestate Adena, which means beautiful city in Hebrew. Because of thearchaeological discovery in 1902, these ancient people were named the Adena.Heres a bit of trivia for you: Look at the Great Seal of the State ofOhio. The scene on the seal is a view from this same estateAdena, in RossCounty [see graphic (U)] .page 11'