|Skills used||Latitude & Longitude|
|Using scale to measure distance|
|Vocabulary||cultures, archaeologists, technology|
|Materials Needed||Globe in Horizon Ring Mounting|
|By the time Christopher Columbus came to the Americans in 1492,
millions of people and hundreds of diverse cultures could
be found throughout the Western Hemisphere. In this activity you will
learn something about one of those cultures that was called Hopewell.
|Place a small "X" on your globe at 39N/84W. The location is in
southeastern Ohio. Around 300 A.D. the Hopewell culture was centered in
|The Hopewells were excellent traders and maintained trade contacts
over much of what is now the United States. The Hopewells made some of
their spear points and knives from a type of stone called obsidian.
Archaeologists have found evidence that much of this obsidian
came from the Rocky Mountains. Approximately how far is the Hopewell
location from these mountains? Use Denver, Colorado at 40N/105W as a
Rocky Mountains location.
|Listed below are two other materials that the Hopewells used and the
distant locations with which they traded to obtain them. Determine the
distance these materials traveled to the Hopewell site.
|At the time of the Hopewells, Native Americans did not yet have
horses, nor were they aware of the technology of the
wheel. What other methods of transportation were available to this
culture for transporting trade items over such long distances? (4)
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