Origins of the Ohio Mound Builders Revealed!


     The sudden influx of people of gigantic height in the  Ohio Valley is due to the Celts migrating into the British Isles, from 1500-1200 B.C and ending the domination by the Beaker Peoples in England. At the same time, the Amorites were also being displaced from the eastern Mediterranean by the Hittites, Egyptians and Hebrews. These dates, also corresponding to the end of the manufacturing of copper weapons and mining operations on Lake Superior. Archaic type skulls of the Amorites and the Hunters and Fishers of northern Europe is evident in North America. Since both populations were of the Upper Paleolithic variety, there are few physical differences between some of the skulls found in conical mounds in England and those found in the glacial kames around the Great Lakes.

Comparing skull types of the Beaker People of the British Isles that were a combination of Corded People, Dinaric and Borreby Cro-Magnon with those of the Allegewi, shows some striking similarities. Both of which show more affinities towards Upper Paleolithic Cro-Magnon than to modern skulls with protruding brow ridges, thick skull wall and large mandibles, in addition to the large size of the skeletal remains.

    Before I show you that each of the skull types found associated with the Beaker People also are found in the Ohio Valley, it is important to also know that the Beaker People were the ones who constructed Stonehenge.  Henges are found across the British Isles.  A henge is defined as a circular earthwork with exterior out earthen wall and interior ditch, making a circular platform in the center that is accessed by a cuaseway that breeches the interior ditch.  This causeway is usually aligned to a solar event of the solstice or equinox.

Henge and earthwork complex at Mayburg Scotland that was the prototype of the henges in the Ohio Valley.

    In addition to the identical earthworks, called henges, The Beaker People also shared mortuary practices as thosr found in the Ohio valley along with the same unique type of conical mounds that are many times surrounded by a moat or ditch.

Burial mounds in England surrounded by a ditch or earthen wall. Prototypes to the burial mounds in the Ohio Valley.

       The Dinaric skulls with their their heads flattened in the back are easily recognized. This along with their archaic features of protruding brow ridge, thick skulls, massive jaws and large height make them unique to any other skeletal remains. The Dinaric type is found most extensively in the Ohio Valley.

Two Dinaric skulls, one from Poland and the other from an Ohio mound.  This skull type has also been found at the Gates of Damascus in Jerusalem, where the skull was described as "massive."
The giantic Dinaric peoples are associated with conical burial mounds and henges as sun temples.

     Stephens Coons, wrote of the skeletal remains in The Bronze Age of Briton, “ The Beaker skulls as a whole are large, long and high vaulted, what ever their shape. They form one of the rare groups in the world with a cranial length of 184 mm. And and index over 80. This peculiarity they share with the few known brachycephalic crania of the Upper Palaeolithic” The only other known people with this “rare” head type were the Allegewi.

Allegewi (Adena) skull from an Ohio mound.  Webb and Snow who wrote "The Adena" claimed this rare head type was only found in the Ohio Valley.  It is this continental ignorance by university archaeologist that has put prehistoric American history in the Dark Ages.

    Comparing skull types of the Beaker People of the British Isles that were a combination of Corded People, Dinaric and Borreby Cro-Magnon with those of the Allegewi, shows some striking similarities. Both of which show more affinities towards Upper Paleolithic Cro-Magnon than to modern skulls with protruding brow ridges, thick skull wall and large mandibles, in addition to the large size of the skeletal remains.

The Beaker People who are the builders of Stonehenge and the many burial mounds in the British Isles were composed of the Dinaric, Corded People and Borreby CroMagnon. Some have believed that the Coreded People were a northern extension of the accounted giants in the Bible known as the Amorites.  Skull on the left is from and Ohio burial mounds and the Corded skull on the left from England.

The last group represented within the Beaker People is Boreby CroMagnon.  This would appear to be enough evidence to conclude that the Beaker People and the Allegewi (Adena) in the Ohio Valley were the last remnants of the Upper Paleolithic Cro Magnon.  Photo on the left is Boreby CroMagnon from Denmark and the two on the left are Borreby Cro Magnon from Ohio mounds.

      The earliest burial mounds in the Ohio Valley were more distinctive Allegewi, but this isolation was short lived. As the Shell Mound People began to move into the interior they adopted many of the Allegewi burial and religious traits. In the Great Lakes region, the Glacial Kame and Point Peninsula Iroquois, also became very Allegewi-like. By about 100 A.D., the combination of Allegewi, Sioux, Cherokee and Iroquois manifests into the Allegewi Hopewell Culture.


      Large conical mound in Ross County, Ohio north of Chillicothe.  

History of Chillicothe County, 1946

      "Fifty-four years ago a stone mound was opened on a hilltop near the Colonel’s house [Colonel Pren Methams]…
        A rock pile eighteen feet square and five feet deep, composed of sandstone layers, was removed, revealing a sepulcher floored with a large, flat sandstone, and walled with sandstone slabs. On the floor lay part of a skull, a thigh bone, teeth and a few other fragments of a skeleton. The thigh bone indicated the dead to have been of unusual height, more than seven feet.”

History of Chillicothe County, 1946

      “Near Plainfield, about 1840, Mr. J. D. Workman opened a small earthen mound on his place. He found nothing except several stone relics. Another about two miles below was excavated some ten years later by Wesley Patrick. It contained a few bones belonging to the giant human skeleton, including the skull, jaw bone and thigh. These were of an unusually large size and indicated the skeleton to be fully seven feet in length.”

Chillicothe, Ohio's  "Lost Henge" shows an impressive imprint the early Allegewi made on Ross counties landscape prior to absorbing the Sioux and Iroquois peoples fro the coasts.

A Standard History of Ross County, Ohio, Vol., I, 1917 
      “It is worthy of note that one of the most perfect skulls ever found in the mounds, and one which incontestably belonged to the race who built the earthworks, was discovered in a singularly constructed mound upon the summit of High Hill, which overlooks the Valley of Scioto, and is situated four miles below Chillicothe upon the west side of the river. This skull, described by Professor Morton in his elaborate work, “Crania America,” was of unusually large size, and exhibited a facial angle of eighty-one degrees. The internal capacity of the skull was ninety cubic inches-seven inches greater than the mean capacity of the Mongolian skull, three inches greater than the Caucasian, and eight inches greater than that of the American Indian.”

Large skull from the above mound in Ross County, Ohio.  Note the protruding brow ridge.

The Washington Post, December 4, 1898
Dug Up a Skeleton Eight Feet Long

      From the New York Journal A remarkable prehistoric skeleton was unearthed the other day by Mr. R. A. Tomlinson on the bank of Owl Creek, a little stream near Londonderry, Ohio. Mr. Tomlinson was engaged digging into a gravel bed, and had penetrated about four feet below the surface when he discovered the bones. The skeleton, which was excellently preserved, was lying at full length on the left side, with its left hand under it. When lifted up the hand was found to hold a dozen darts of the finest workmanship. But it was the size of the skeleton, which amazed those who saw it. When measured it was found to be only about an inch short of eight feet in length, and there can be no doubt that in life the man was fully eight feet in height and probably an inch more than that. The bones were massive, showing that the man was a giant in strength as well as stature. The skull was a third larger than the human skull, and the lower jaw was abnormal in size and thickness. Hundreds of people have viewed the skeleton, and it will doubtless be preserved as a curiosity.

The mound near Londonderry that once held the remains of a giant, can still be seen today, but is much reduced from excavations by the Ohio Historical Society who have destroyed thousands of mounds in Ohio in search of artifacts.