New Castle, Indiana City Officials Move to Stop Further University Destruction of New Castle Indian Mounds

New Castle City Officials Move to Stop Further University Destruction Ancient Earthwork Complex

 Henge and burial mound complex near New Castle, Indiana. The burial mound in the upper right (#4) has been nearly obliterated by Ball State University.

   City officials in New Castle, Indiana move to stop the further desecration of the Sioux burial mounds and earthworks by Ball State Archaeologists.  The Ball State University archaeologist has plundered this Native American burial mound and earthwork, site for almost 40 years.  City officials in New Castle are interested in preserving the site that is one of Indiana's most impressive earthwork complexes, constructed to align to both solar and celestial events. The Henry County, Indiana Travel and Tourism Bureau have recognized the importance of the site as a possible tourism draw to the city of New Castle.
   Despite its historical importance as one of the few remaining henge sites in Indiana, Ball State archaeologist has had an open door, granted by the DNR to come to the site in search of grave goods within the burial mounds. After 40 years of plunder, the archaeologist has not even observed the solar alignments of the earthworks. Despite the overwhelming evidence, archaeologists refuse to recognize the Native American heritage with the Sioux who once occupied the Ohio Valley.
   In order to sidestep the Native American Graves Protection Act, Ball State University archaeologist continue to deny the overwhelming evidence of the Sioux origins of many of the works in southern Indiana and the Ohio Valley.  After 100 years of desecrating Native American burials in Indiana, the archaeologists claim they don't know who the Hopewell mound builders were, where they came from, nor where they went. Instead, Indiana antiquities have become a summer field school for archaeology students.
   Despite the treasure trove of information that could be gained by discovering a Allegewi (Adena) or Hopewell Village sites, archaeologists  have found but one Hopewell Village site (and that by accident) and no Adena Village sites.  This is clear and convincing evidence that the mounds in Indiana are little more than a means for university archaeologists to publish a paper. However, only 20% of these digs are even published in academic journals, thus blurring the lines between pot hunters and university digs.
Ball State University archaeologist desecrates the ancient Sioux burial mound (#4) north of New Castle, Indiana. The dark area in the lower portion of the mound is due to cremations. Ball State archaeologist is shoveling the cremated remains of the Sioux into a wheelbarrow where they will be sifted in search of grave goods. No attempt was made by the Ball State archaeologist to restore the Sioux burial mound that is aligned with another burial mound to the west to mark the equinox sunset. (Ball State archaeologists are desecrating this mound also) 
  It is important to know that NO burial mound has ever been restored after a university excavation. 

Ball State University archaeologist has levelled most of  burial mound #4.  This photo is from ground level of the now destroyed burial mound, with the ditch that surrounds the mound visible in the foreground and the mound to the west visible in the background that aligns with the Equinox sunset. I superimposed the sunset on the Equinox, that can be seen in the distance, to show the alignment of the two mounds.  Two small henges can still be seen between the two mounds.

The largest henge was measured at 250 feet.  This length of this henge type is duplicated in many of the similar henges in the Ohio Valley, and no where in greater numbers than around the city of Chillicothe, Ohio.  The length of 215 feet is also duplicated in other sites in Indiana and Ohio.

Four henges in the city of Chillicothe, Ohio that are the same size as the henge at the New castle site.  Three of the henges at Chillicothe, like their counterpart in New Castle are aligned to the Equinox sunrise.  

Outer wall and interior ditch of one of the henge #7 is still visible in the woods.  Henges #6 and #8 are also slightly visible. 

The length of 215 also repeats itself in the Ohio Valley.  Above is the Piketon, Ohio Sacred Via where the parallel walls were 215 feet apart. The large mound at Marietta Ohio was 215 feet in diameter as was a similar work to mound # 4 at Mounds State Park, only 20 miles distant.
Archaeoogists dismiss these reoccurring lengths because it suggests that the mound builders know mathematics and had a system of measurement.  I guess advanced civilizations are harder to obliterate, and so this knowledge is kept hidden from the public.

Early Photo of the burial mound (#4)  with the encircling earthwork.  It was one of the most impressive Sioux burial mounds in the State before being desecrated by Ball State University archaeologist.  It is hoped that in the near future this burial mound can be reconstructed and Ball State archaeologist forever banned from doing anymore destruction to this national treasure.

The New Castle henge site is one of three earthwork complexes that are aligned to the Summer Solstice sunrise and the Winter Solstice sunset.  

Giant human skeletons have been reported around the henge sites in central Indiana.