Built by people of what archaeologists call the Adena or Hopewell culture, this mound has inspired countless myths.
Underground pithouses enabled food storage and more concentrated settlement.
By this date, most Native North American societies had developed remarkably diverse cultures in adaptation to the differing environments in which they lived.
Pottery making, horticulture, village communities, ceremonial structures, trade, and weaving can all be found among certain societies at this time.
Under Peter the Great, Russia established its fur trading interests in Alaska, building the first permanent settlement in 1784.