The beads were made by people of the Hopewell culture
, which flourished in the US Midwest from 100 BC to AD 400 " spreading from its epicentre in Ohio to as far as Mississippi.
The Indigenous people of the so-called Hopewell culture
constructed them using precise geometry and a single unit of measure, equivalent to 1,054 feet.
Some are thousands of feet long and all were built by Indians of the pre-agricultural Hopewell culture
During last year's Earthworks Day celebrations held at the center, Second Chief Alfred Berryhill of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma drew parallels between the ancient Hopewell culture
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National Historical Park, 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe OH 45601.
The diversity of the Hopewell culture
is further indicated by their use of musical instruments, their development of fabrics using finger-weaving techniques, and their construction of large earthen wall enclosures around groups of burial mounds.
National Historical Park in Ohio was expanded in 1992 to protect ancient Native American earthworks and burial mounds.