Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Age of the Serpent Mound

April 20, 2014.
Robert Fletcher, guest blogger of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog, has written an informative post about the recent investigation efforts at Serpent Mound to date and recognize the "prehistoric occupation sequence on the ridge top".

"Based on the dates, iconography, stratigraphy, and other evidence (including a review of everything in the Ohio prehistoric literature published from 1843 to 1996), all of us came to the conclusion (not without considerable argument) that the Early Fort Ancient period had the best explanatory value as a date for construction. (If anything, the dates were a little disappointing to me – I was secretly hoping for something even earlier than Adena!). "
To read the full post, click here.

April 17, 2014.
Noah Adams, of National Public Radio (NPR), has posted a new podcast in his Spring Break series 
of All Things Considered about his experiences visiting the Serpent Mound effigy in Peebles, Ohio.
To listen to the entire podcast, click here.



For more information about the Serpent Mound effigy, visit the Ancient Ohio Trail's page, here.

The Ancient Ohio Trail

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