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Serpent Mounds Site Physical Anthropology. by Royal Ontario Museum. Art and Archaeology Division.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English

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SeriesRoyal Ontario Museum. Art and Archaeology Division. Occasional paper -- 11
ContributionsAnderson, J.E.
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Open LibraryOL21803674M

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I grew up camping at Serpent Mounds both when it was a Provincial Park and when it was taken over by the First Nation Hiawathas. Absolutely love the park but am very dissappointed that it has been closed for many years for renovations.8 TripAdvisor reviews. Serpent Mounds Park National Historic Site of Canada. Serpent Mounds Park is owned by Hiawatha First Nation and located approximately 10 minutes east of the community of Hiawatha on the north shore of Rice Lake. Serpent Mounds Park is a very special place, and for many years was leased to the government and operated as a Provincial Park.   Serpent Mounds incorporates a hectare area on Roach’s Point, as well as a hectare area on East Sugar Island. The designated site comprises six distinct areas of archaeological interest, including the Serpent Mounds site, the Alderville site, the Island Centre site, the East Sugar Island site, the Corral site and an unnamed Site BbG mLocation: Keene, Ontario. The two Adena mounds indicate this site was important for centuries before the effigy was built in about AD Indeed long before humans were here at all, the vicinity of Serpent Mound was a geological anomaly, likely the result of a primordial meteor strike or subterranean explosion.

Three conical burial mounds can be found in close proximity to Serpent Mound. Two of them belong to the Adena Culture ( BC AD), and one to the Fort Ancient Culture ( AD). A nearby village site evidences occupation by both the Adena and the later Fort Ancient Cultures. Nominated as a World Heritage Site, Serpent Mound is the largest surviving example of a prehistoric effigy mound in the world. Stretching 1, feet over the ground, the beautifully preserved ancient earthwork depicts the form of an undulating serpent with an oval shape at the head. This theory on the site’s origin was accepted until a site excavation used radiocarbon dating to determine that the mound was approximately years old. This would suggest that the builders of the Serpent belonged to the Fort Ancient culture (A.D. –).   The mound may also hold celestial secrets. According to History Daily, researchers in said the head of the serpent aligns with the sunset during the summer solstice, and the coils of its body correspond with the moon's phases. This heavenly effect attracts many visitors to the site, reported researchers said this is probably not the only reason why the mound was built.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Serpent Mound, Newark Earthworks, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Turpin Site, Mound Cemetery, Portsmouth Earthworks, Fort Ancient, Irishtown Bend Archeological District, Feurt Mounds and Village Site, Clough Creek and Sand Ridge. Serpent Mounds Park is a former historical and recreational park located in Keene, Ontario, t Mounds operated as a provincial park, established in through a lease with the Hiawatha First Nation, a historic Mississaugas people. During this time, in , the mounds were designated a National Historic Site, comprising six sites, including on east Sugar Island. Serpent Mound. Ancient Earthworks. Serpent Mound is the largest surviving example of a prehistoric effigy mound in the world. Stretching 1, feet over the ground, the beautifully preserved ancient earthwork depicts larger-than-life sinews of an immense serpent, with an intriguing oval shaped head.   This story is well told in: STAR MOUNDS: Legacy of a Native American Mystery (pgs ), by Ross Hamilton, published by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California , It would seem that on Serpent Mound both the Great Mother Good (Swan) and the Northern Cross are inferred in the construction of the serpent effigy.