Mound - Adena Culture (SW OH)

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Mound - Adena Culture (SW OH)

Post by Matt Markworth » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:46 pm


This sacred place, a burial mound built by the Adena culture that inhabited the Ohio Valley 1,000 B.C. - 400 A.D., is located in modern day Miamisburg, OH. It was partially excavated in 1869 and was confirmed as a burial site. Various signage shows the height as anywhere between 65' - 70'. I was able to take several laser shots and I arrived at an average height of 61'. Maybe past measurers were only measuring from the tallest side. Part of me thinks that the staircase should be removed out of respect for the site and trees should be allowed to grow back.
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Re: Mound - Adena Culture (SW OH)

Post by Don » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:21 pm

Dusting off a bit of rusty math, I calculated that it would take about 6500 large dump trucks (each carrying 7 cubic yards) to transport the earthen material it took to build that mound. (might be good idea to check my math;>)
Ten such dump trucks a day would take nearly two years.
That's a lot of earth moving!
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