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Adena Burial Mound and Sun Temple Discovered in Ashland, Kentucky

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Adena Burial Mound and Sun Temple Discovered in Ashland, Kentucky

Burial mound and Sun Temple are visible in this photo. The burial mound is now being conserved, but their was no mention of the earthwork.

The mound is visible on the left and the outline of the circle can still be seen in this aerial.

Chicago, Illinois Serpent Mound Confirmed by University Anthropologists

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Chicago, Illinois Serpent Mound Confirmed by University Anthropologists

Isabel Wassons original drawing of the Serpent Mound in Thatcher Woods from the 1930s. According to Native American traditions, this mound was constructed by the Winnebago Indians.
According to Jim Hodnapp, one of the founders of the Thatcher Woods Restoration Project the serpent mound is about 800 years old. Hodnapp described the serpent has with a huge egg within the mouth of the enormous snake.
Like the mound in Ohio a large fire pit was found within the egg. Hodnapp also pointed out that the serpent predates the Potawatomie Indians by hundreds of years.
The Serpent mound was first discovered by geologists Isabel Wasson in the 1930s and verified by anthropologists from the University of Chicago.
According to Hodnapp, the serpent is going to be restored using Wasson's original map.

Mound City Earthwork and Burial Complex in Chillicothe, Ohio

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Mound City Earthwork and Burial Complex in Chillicothe, Ohio

Map of the Mound City, Mound and Earthwork Complex

Early photo shows how large the earthen wall of the enclosure was originally

Photo of the burial mounds inside the enclosure before being excavated by the Ohio Historical Society.

Excavation of one of the mounds revealed a skeleton that rested on a bed of mica tablets.

Another one of the burial mounds at Mound City being hacked into by the Ohio Historical Society

Severla Pipes that were removed from the burial mounds. Many of the artifacts from Mound City were sold to museums in England.

Mound City was only partially restored by the Ohio Historical Society. The earthen wall that surrounded the burial mounds is only a slight burm of earth. None of the burial mounds were restored to their orignal height and size.

The Adena Mound in Chillicothe, Ohio-Destroyed

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The Adena mound, so named by Governor Worthington, and owned by his estate until a few years ago, was thoroughly exam- ined by the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society under the direction of its curator during the summer of 1901. The mound is located on miles from the northwestern part of the city of Chillicothe, in the valley of the Scioto River.
Stand- ing upon the summit of this mound one could see, looking di- rectly to the north, the noted Mound City so named by Squier and Davis, and examined by them in 1846; looking to the south the Chillicothe group of mounds could be seen, which were ex- amined by Fowke, Moorehead and others ; directly to the east could be seen the Scioto River, and to the west is the large hill upon which is located tlie mansion called Adena, which was the home of Governor Worthington.

The destruction has begun of one of Ohio's largest Adena burial mounds. Near the mound, and at the foot of this hill, is Lake Ellensmere, which p…