Monday, February 3, 2014

The Archaeoastronomy of Alligator Mound

Jeff Gill, guest blogger on the Ohio Historical Society Archaeological Blog and program assistant for the Newark Earthworks Center, has written an engaging post about the archaeoastronomy of Alligator Mound of Granville, OH.

"if you stand at the end of the spiral, whether your own shadow or a staff in hand, you cast a line on the Vernal Equinox that at sunrise arcs across the body of the Alligator, south of the former stone altar, and cuts right across the northwest, right front forepaw of the effigy."

For the full post, click here.
Video courtesy of the Ancient Ohio Trail.

The Ancient Ohio Trail.
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