Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adena Burial Mound With Surrounding Ditch Photographed in Warren,(Huntington County) Indiana

The ditch that surrounds this mound can still be seen. A university archaeologist, presumed to be from IPFW was reported to have hacked into this Adena burial several years ago. This burial mound and another in Lagrange county that also was surrounded by a ditch are examples of how the Point Peninsula Iroquois was heavily influenced by the Allegewi (Adena) from 200 B.C. - 200 A.D.


Geological Survey of Indiana,1875


Though the present site of Huntington and the “Forks of the Wabash,” as the junction of Little River with that stream was familiarly called by the early settlers of the county, was the favorite abode of savages, yet, strange to say, no traces of the works of the prehistoric mound builder are found in the county, except along Salamonia River, in the southwest corner, opposite Warren, where, on a high eminence in the bend of the latter river, there are two mounds. The first one visit is at Daniel Adsits. It is about twenty-five feet in circumference and six feet high. A slight excavation had been made into the top, but so far as could be learned no relics were found. There is a shallow trench completely encircling it. From the top the view overlooks the Salamonie and its fine fertile bottoms. The other mound is about a quarter of a mile to the northwest, and in a cultivated orchard belong to John D. Jones, and near his barn. This mound has been nearly destroyed by the plow, and I was unable to learn that it possessed any peculiar features, or contained any relics. Mr. Jones informed me that he had, from time to time, picked up on his farm, stone axes, pipes, flint arrow and spear points, but could give no special account of the existence of other mounds. Though I followed Salamonia River for many miles above Warren, and made repeated inquiries about burial mounds, I could not learn of any others in the county.