Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley: A Guide to Mounds and Earthworks of the Adena, Hopewell and Late Woodland People / Edition 2by Susan L. Woodward, Jerry N. McDonald
Pub. Date: 05/28/2003
Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, The
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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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.