Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trees Removed From Shrum Mound; Other Grounds Are Under Study

Current view of Shrum Mound.
 Image Courtesy of Eli Hiller and The Columbus Dispatch.
July, 25, 2015.
Earl Rinehart, of The Columbus Dispatch, has written a short but interesting article about
the Ohio History Connection's recent removal of trees from the Shrum Mound; thought to have been built during the Adena time period (800 B.C. - 100 B.C.). The Ohio History Connection is also discussing the impact of trees on other earthworks sites they manage; such as the Newark Earthworks, built during the Hopewell time period (100 B.C. - 400 A.D.).

"Imagine someone using a backhoe to dig up your relative’s grave, casket and all.

Now imagine a 30-foot tree toppled by high winds, its thick roots ripping apart an ancient Indian burial mound."

To read the full articleclick here.

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