Late Woodland Life

6.4 Late Woodland Life

Late Woodland Life

The Late Woodland groups supported themselves to a great extent by raising crops. At first they grew large amounts of maygrass, goosefoot, and knotweed. By A.D. 1000, corn became important too. The Late Woodland people also hunted game using spears tipped with Chesser Notched or Jacks Reef points. They also developed the bow and arrow. Western Basin people at the Libben site along the edge of Lake Erie relied on fish for nearly 80% of their meat.

It seems that Late Woodland groups lived in many parts of Ohio well past A.D. 1000. How these people interacted with each other and their environment is the subject of much current archaeological research.

Catalog Number: E 510

Image Number: AL05219