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Ohio's Indian Mounds

By April 29, 2014

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serpent moundOhio has more than 70 Indian mounds, burial sites of the Adena and Hopewell tribes--the "mound builders"--who inhabited central and southern Ohio from roughly 3000 BC until the 16th century.

Many of these sites are open to the public, including the dramatic and fascinating Serpent Mound (pictured above). Some even have museums and visitors centers accompanying them. Visiting Ohio's Indian mounds makes an interesting and educational summer weekend sidetrip from Cleveland.

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October 12, 2009 at 11:30 am
(1) Fritz Zimmerman says:

Actually there are about 120 mound and earthwork sites that can be visited in Ohio. Photographs and directions to 222 mound and earthwork sites in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Michigan are listed in “A Photographic Essay and Guide to the Adena, Hopewell Sioux and Iroquois Mounds and Earthworks” 1000 B.C.-500 A.D.
Most of the mounds and earthworks are left unmaintained and overgrown in the summer months and are only revealed in the winter, when vegetation has died off. One of Ohio largest burial mounds is currently under cultivation, in Adams County, where the Serpent is located.

March 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm
(2) tim says:
January 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm
(3) Fritz Zimmerman says:

All of the mounds in Ohio are featured in ‘The Nephilim Chronicles: A Travel Guide to the Ancient Ruins in the Ohio Valley” 222 mhttp://moundbuilder.blogspot.com/
mound and earthwork sites photographed and direction provided

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