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The Great Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound Excavations 

Adena Calture  1000-200 B.C.E

Fort Ancient Culture  1000-1650AD


Supposedly Built by the Adena (1000-200 BCE) It is the world's largest effigy mound. Raised pile of earth built Formed as Animal Fort Ancient Culture Built ( Before 1200BCE)

The Great Serpent Mound

Located In Ohio , Adams County

Alligator Mound 

200 Ft Long

6 Ft High


Ft Long • 3 Ft high • 15 Ft Wide

View from the tower towards the Oval Mound.


Alignment Summer solstice sunset Winter sunrise Burned stones at head

Work Citited 

Fletcher, Robert V., Terry L. Cameron, Bradley T. Lepper, Dee Anne Wymer, and William Pickard, "Serpent Mound: A Fort Ancient Icon?", Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Vol 21, No. 1, Spring 1996, University of Iowa. Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. "Great Serpent Mound". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2002)

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