In a region of the US filled with ancient burial mounds—conical piles of earth in which the rulers of first Adena and then Hopewell societies were buried—the Adena Miamisburg Mound in Ohio is monstrous. Built and used by the native people of Ohio between 2,800 and 2,000 years ago, the mound is close to 70 feet tall, 877 feet around at its circular base, and includes more than 1.5 million cubic feet of earth, all piled up by people carrying basket loads of dirt. Add to this the fact that the location its builders selected for the mound is a ridge, already more than 100 feet above the surrounding territory. Obviously, the intention—like that of the ancient Egyptian pyramids— was for all to see the tombs of their chiefs or kings. Though the builders did not intend for people to climb it, the state of Ohio added a wooden staircase leading to the top of the mound. The view is impressive and instructive; from its summit you can gaze out upon the territory of the ancient rulers of this part of Ohio.
Read more about it in my book, Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself (link in bio). #miamisburg#mound#miamisburgmound#ohio#nativeamerican#moundsite#archaeology#kenfeder#newbook#ancientamerica#fiftysites#fiftysitesbook
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Presenting the "Mound # 1 The Legend Sweats and Bubbles" limited edition screenprint! Printed by the amazing printers at Burning Bones Press, Patrick Masterson, @electriccalavera and @tessssied ! Special thanks to Art League Houston @artleaguehouston ! #silkscreen#screenprint#mound#moundverse#mindofthemound#tdhproperties