Extensive Drainage System Reported at the Newark, Ohio Mounds

Extensive Drainage System Reported at the Newark, Ohio Mounds




London And China Telegraph | London, Middlesex ,November 28, 1865


ETHNOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS AMONG INDIAN MOUNDS,-
     American Geographical Statistical Society to make certain ethnological observations. On his way back he visited, at the request of the American Ethnological Society, the Indian mounds at Newark, Ohio to make inquiries concerning the alleged disinterment of effigies bearing Hebrew inscriptions. Without committing himself fully on the subject of evidence is strong as to the genuineness or authenticity ot the effigies which were discovered several years ago, and that one of
them appears to be of Chinese workmanship, while there is slight room for doubt as to those which have just been disinterred. The question of their antiquity requires further investigation. The mounds at Coshocton, Ohio, which contain bones, and have been described as belonging to an extinct race of Indians, prove to be merely the burial grounds of Moravian missionaries, who resided there about a century ago. At Newark there have At Newark there havea been extensive system of drainage, evidently of the period of the Mound Indians, and indicating larger populationand higher civilisation than antiquaries have hitherto supposed.