Burial Mound Within an Enclosure at the Adena Giants Capital City at Charleston, West Virginia

Burial Mound Within an Enclosure at the Adena Giants Capital City at Charleston, West Virginia

This map from the 12th Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology shows a small portion of the mounds and earthworks along the Kanawha River at the present location of Charleston. None of the earthworks were preserved, but one of the few mounds that is still visible was within the rectangualr enclosure in the above map.

This mound originally had a large rectangular earthwork surrounding it that encompassed 20 acres but has long been obliterated.