This site represents an online exhibit of the Ohio History Connection including images, timelines, and videos representing a comprehensive overlook of Ohio's first residents.
- PaleoIndian Period (13,000 - 8,000 BC)
- Archaic Period (8,000 - 1,500 BC)
- Late Archaic Period
- Early Woodland Period (800 BC - AD 1)
- The Adena Culture (1,500 BC - AD 100)
- Middle Woodland Period (100 BC - AD 500)
- The Hopewell Culture (100 BC - AD 400)
- Late Woodland Period (AD 500 - 1200)
- Introduction to Mississippian Cultures (~AD 900 - 1600)
- The Late Prehistoric Period (AD 900 - 1650)
- Fort Ancient Culture (AD 1000 - 1650)
- Whittlesley Culture (AD 1000 - 1600)
- Sandusky Culture (AD 1200 - 1650)
- Monongahela Culture (AD 1000 - 1650 )
- Historic Period (AD 1650 - Present)
*Note: Dates may vary around 100 years above and below given date for cultures prior to AD 1650 due to regional differences and margin of error in dating techniques. Dates are taken from the Ohio History Central Encyclopedia.
"In the Eastern United States, Indian cultures existing before the coming of the Europeans and their written language have been organized into four basic groupings: Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, and Late Prehistoric. These groups are defined by basic patterns of settlements, economy, and artifacts spread over a fairly large region. While the groups generally followed each other in time, they also overlapped somewhat."