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- Hopewell Cave: Inside the cave, on the crates to the left.
As my study of Hopewell Cave continues, I'm struck by the atypical nature of this Adena-based burial complex. The Adena culture generally buried their dead in large mounds and similar hill-shaped earthworks. Due to the primitive nature of the tools from 1000 to 200 BC, stone carving was not yet a part of their society.
However, archeologists who investigated this "skull cave" site removed remains and artifacts belonging to the Adena culture. I wonder if it's possible that the remains of the Adena people were moved to this location well after their society ceased to exist? For one culture to treat another's with such reverence is unusual at best. I will continue my research to discover more.