Sunday, September 25, 2016

Massive Human Skeleton Uncovered in a Burial Mound South of Chillicothe, Ohio

Massive Human Skeleton Uncovered in a Burial Mound South of Chillicothe, Ohio



Ohio Arch├Žological and Historical Quarterly, 1899

  
     Two tumuli upon the farm of Mr. M. V. Briggs, four miles north of Chillicothe in the southeast corner of Union township were explored. They are ranged north and south, about one hundred feet apart, upon the second terrace of the Scioto.  Two feet from the south edge of the mound we found a skeleton headed west and fairly well preserved.“Near these was a third body headed east. These three were in a row although they headed differently. Five feet deep, in the central part of the structure we found a fourth skeleton. The bones were the largest I ever removed from a mound. All joints were exceedingly massive and the muscular attachments were wonderfully developed. Badly decayed as it was, the longer bones were sound enough for me to make these observations.