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Term: Oneota tradition (archaeology)


late Woodland culture that flourished ca. 1,150 to 1600 A.D.; practiced year-round intensive agriculture in large settlements from eastern Wisconsin to the Missouri River, and is thought by many archaeologists to be the immediate predecessor to modern tribes.

View a related article at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.

[Source: Theler, James L. and Robert F. Boszhardt. Twelve Millennia: Archaeology of the Upper Mississippi River (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2003).]
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