Bainbridge Mound, Ohio Adena Burial Mound

The Bainbridge, Ohio Mound in Ross County, Ohio



The Bainbridge Adena burial mound is not marked but easily seen on SR. 50 just before S.R. 41 that will take you to Fort Hill and to the Serpent Mound




Ball State University Archaeologists Scheduled to Continue the Destruction of Oto Sioux Hopewell Burial Complex in New Castle, Indiana

Ball State University Archaeologists Scheduled to Continue the Destruction of Oto Sioux Hopewell Burial Complex in New Castle, Indiana

After the destruction of Indiana's finest burial mound, Ball State Archaeologists are scheduled to continue their desecration of this Oto Sioux Hopewell site in 2018-2019.

    Only a small portion of this large Oto Sioux Hopewell burial mound was left after it was excavated by Ball State archaeologists in 1968.  The mound was unique in that it was loaf shaped that was surrounded by a ditch and outer earthwork  In the picture on the right,  Ball State University archaeologists are shoveling the cremated remains of Oto Sioux Hopewell Indians into a wheelbarrow.
    Had this site been preserved it would have drawn tens of thousands of visitors a year. New Castle government officials had vowed a few years ago that they would never allow Ball State University archaeologists to return and further destroy this historic treasure.
   It is not known what they plan on excavating, but whatever it is will result in less of the mounds and earthworks being left in their original condition.  

Fort Wayne Indiana Iroquois Earthen Fortification 800 A.D.

Fort Wayne Indiana Iroquois Earthen Fortification 800 A.D.

The earthen walls of Fort Wayne's first fort constructed by the Iroquois Indians about 800 A.D. can still be found along the St. Joseph River in Allen County, Indiana. The fort was horseshoe shaped with the walls 200 feet apart at the River.

The curved wall that connected the two parallel walls was the largest of the earthen walls. This little-known site is not recognized as a historic destination. 


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