The finding may indicate that the native Americans in ancient times were involved in trading networks and buying goods at distances much farther than previously thought.
It is reported Phys.org.
“Our studies show that native Americans, who lived about 3.5 thousand years ago were drawn into a wide trade network that stretched over longer distances than we previously thought (more than 1.5 thousand kilometers), covering different regions,” said one of the researchers , Matthew Sanger.
Trading networks could serve not only to deliver goods but also to transfer the cultural values, beliefs and social norms.
Scientists have found that the bracelet was made in the Great lakes region, at a distance of more than 1500 km from the Parking lot in Georgia. The area of copper from this source was almost a thousand miles wider than previously thought. This indicates the existence of a large trade network spanning half the continent.
In addition, the identification of the cremated remains indicates that Large lakes and the region of detection of the finds were more closely linked than previously thought. Cremation at that time in the South-East did not use, but was widely practiced in the North.