Iron Swords Discovered in Ohio Burial Mound

Iron Swords Discovered in Ohio Burial Mound


"A mound in Belmont county, in the State of Ohio, opposite the mouth of Little Grave creek, and nearly half a mile from the Ohio river, was about 15 or 16 feet high. At or near the bottom were several layers of human bones, laid transversely, in a great mass of decayed matter five or six feet thick. The toe and finger nails were nearly entire; the hair, long, fine, and of a dark brown color; it would bear to be combed and straightened out. Along with flint spear heads there were also found four or five iron swords, the silver ferules on the handles engraved with animal and geometrical figures." — Haywood, 327.