Indian Old Fields is a 3,500-acre plain located about 12 miles southeast of Winchester. The area lies between Lulbegrud Creek and Upper Howard's Creek. It is crossed from west to east by the Mountain Parkway and Ironworks Road and from north to south by Kiddville Road and Trapp-Goff's Corner Road. As the name implies, Indian Old Fields has long been known as an area of Native American occupation. Archaeologists have identified sites there dating as far back as the Archaic Period, between 8000-1000 B.C. A later people - today referred to as the Adena Culture - left their mark on the landscape in the form of mounds and earthworks called "sacred circles." Their culture is the focus of a new book entitled "Adena," by Gwynn Henderson and Eric Schlarb at the Kentucky Archaeology Survey. The introduction refers to the Adena as "mobile hunting-gathering-gardening peoples who lived in the middle Ohio River valley between 2,500 and 1,800 years ago. Over this long period, they built thousands of burial mounds and scores of geometric earthworks. Their mounds were the focus of their social, economic, and religious lives, and the physical expression of their beliefs about the world and their place in it." Clark County Public Library and the Bluegrass Heritage Museum have copies of this informative book.