Portsmouth Earthwork Complex, Bear Effigy Mound

Portsmouth Earthwork Complex, Bear Effigy Mound



A Bear Effigy mound is diagrammed from an 1886, Oho Historical Society survey of the sacred vias and earthworks at Portsmouth, Ohio and across the river in Greenup County, Kentucky.


The Tremper  effigy mound is just north of Portsmouth, Ohio. What animal was being depicted is still a matter of conjecture.