Point Peninsula Iroquois Burial Mounds in Newaygo County, Michigan: May Be the Great Lakes Oldest

Burial Mounds in Newaygo County, Michigan



Two conical burial mounds still visible in Newaygo County, Michigan despite being partially destroyed by university archaeologists. Charm stones, gouges, bone harpoons and copper implements were found within this mound along with a child buried with a dog.  Implements and burial types are associated with the earlier pre-woodland Archaic Cultures.  Similar artifacts and burials are associated with Point Peninsula Iroquois


Another burial mound at the site  that has been partially destroyed by University of Michigan archaeologists.