Cole culture

The Cole Culture (800–1300 CE) is a Late Woodland Period culture of Native American people from central Ohio.

Map of the Highbanks Park Earthworks built by Cole culture people

Cole Culture people made flint tools and pottery.[1] They were agrarian and cultivated beans, maize, squash, and tobacco. Cole people buried their dead in subterranean graves instead of mounds.[2] They shared many traits with the Hopewell tradition and might be descended from them.[3] A major Cole Culture site is the Ufferman Site in Delaware County, Ohio.[1] Another is the Highbank Park Works, also in Delaware County, built between 800 and 1300 CE.

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  1. ^ a b Owen 328
  2. ^ Wendel, Bill. "Pre History." Local History of Ohio, Mercer County, and Surrounding Areas. (retrieved 12 April 2011)
  3. ^ Owen 326


  • Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Somerset Publishers, 1999. ISBN 0-403-09982-6.