Near Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Early Woodland People
1000 B.C. - A.D. 50
— SunWatch Indian Village —
Early Woodland people, known as the Adena, incorporated and intensified several significant lifestyle changes, including the introduction of pottery, the cultivation of plants as a primary source of food, and increasing trade for exotic raw materials like copper and marine shells. The treatment of the dead dramatically changed with the construction of the first burial mounds.
Did you know?
Mounds from this time are vertical cemeteries that were built to recognize the high social status and to serve as links between the living and the dead.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 39° 43′ N, 84° 13.901′ W. Marker is near Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on West River Road 0.6 miles south of Guthrie Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of the SunWatch Indian Village museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 W River Rd, Dayton OH 45417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Moraine Field (approx. 1.1 miles away); Johnny Appleseed Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Delco-Light and Frigidaire (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory (approx. 1.8 miles away); Deeds Barn (approx. 1.8 miles away); Historic Blanchard Avenue (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Morris House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Newcom Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Regarding Early Woodland People. SunWatch Indian Village Archaeological Park is a museum on the site of a Native American village located next to the Great Miami River. Because of its archaeological value, the site was listed in 1974 on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated in 1990 as a National Historic Landmark.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.