Friday, December 12, 2014

Giant's Earthen Tomb Located North of Newark, Ohio at Homer

Giant's Earthen Tomb Located North of Newark, Ohio at Homer

This large burial mound is located in Homer, Ohio, north of Newark. Additional mounds near this one revealed skeletons 7 and 8 feet in length.  There was also a Sun Temple or henge located adjacent to this mound in the cemetery.

Licking County, Ohio
History of Licking County, Ohio 1881

The largest and most entire is at the village of Homer. Perhaps fifty years ago, a party of five or six settlers agreed to examine this mound in search of curiosities. They dug down about fifteen feet, but found nothing of value. In 1824 near an old fort, the outlines of which are still visible, on the bank of the creek adjoining the Homer cemetery, a very large human skeleton was found. It is stated that the jawbone would go over the face of the largest man present, with two hands placed between