Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell and Late Woodland People

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Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. This revised edition of Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley identifies and describes seventy extant, publicly accessible sites in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, where mounds were constructed by Woodland people beginning some three thousand years ago. This book also reviews the culture, history, and geography of the Woodland mound building groups and...
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Overview

Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. This revised edition of Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley identifies and describes seventy extant, publicly accessible sites in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, where mounds were constructed by Woodland people beginning some three thousand years ago. This book also reviews the culture, history, and geography of the Woodland mound building groups and the fate of their structures during the historic period. Sources of additional information about the Woodland mound building groups are provided, as is access information for the mound and earthworks sites. The revised edition incorporates the latest information and ideas about the Woodland people and describes almost twice as many sites as the earlier edition, published in 1986. This is an informative and versatile guide, useful to travelers, students, and anyone else with an interest in understanding, managing, and preserving the remaining landmarks of North American prehistory.
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Of the thousands of Indian mounds and earth structures that once existed in the Ohio River Valley, this book (first edition: 1986) serves as a lay person's guide to 73 remaining ones that are still accessible. Geographers Woodward and McDonald first provide background on the probable chronology and culture of the people who built them and explain how the mounds were perceived by white settlers. The guide section is arranged by state (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia), and each site's description includes maps and visitor information. Also guiding readers are annotated lists of museum exhibits and web sites, and lists of books and graphic resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939923724
  • Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Guides to the American Landscape Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 1,017,625
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Mounds as Landscape Features 1
Sect. I Mounds and Earthworks in Archeological and Historical Context 5
An Outline of the Prehistory of the Middle Ohio Valley 7
Mound-Building Cultures in the Middle Ohio Valley 15
Mounds during the Historic Period 75
Sect. II Publicly Accessible Mounds and Earthworks in the Middle Ohio Valley 93
Publicly Accessible Mounds and Earthworks in the Middle Ohio Valley 95
Indiana Sites 101
Kentucky Sites 107
Ohio Sites 117
West Virginia Sites 258
Sect. III Sources of Additional Information 279
Museum Exhibits 281
Web Sites 283
Graphic Resources 285
Bibliography 286
Index 301
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    A great travel guide

    I was quite glad to see the new edition out as the copy I have is dog earred and wrinkled from constant use. I have enjoyed visiting many of the Indian Mounds described in the book as the descriptions of each site are very informative. It has been a really great hobby to spend a day or two and visit sites almost as old as the pyramids.

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