Sunday, December 3, 2017

30 Ancient Serpent Mounds in North America

30 Serpent Mounds in North America

Alabama Serpent Mounds


Skeleton Mountain site in Calhoun County

31 linear stone walls, one serpent in a "Z" shape.

   "The effigy is actually a low, loose rock wall/pavement running along the western edge of the summit of Skeleton Mountain (Fig. 7). Although 1Ca157 is referred to as a snake effigy, the individuals who constructed the serpentine wall may or may not have intended the structure to mimic a snake/serpent. As with the hundreds of other stone wall and mound sites scattered throughout the eastern United States, two questions are frequently posed: Who built these structures and why? "

   "The snake effigy is a 59.7 m serpentine wall/pavement stretching along the stone-rubble sttewn surface of Skeleton Mountain in an area that would be nearly impossible to cultivate. Most importantly, the shallow rocky soil on which the snake effigy is situated is unsuitable for growing row crops and would be nearly impossible to plow with nineteenth or early twentieth-century farming technology (Harlin and Perry, 1961). "
  http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Preliminary+investigations+at+the+Skeleton+Mountain+site,+1CA157,...-a0200132376

California Serpent Mounds


Connections with the Ohio Valley

    The serpent mounds, earthworks, toolkits and the finding of giant human skeletons in northern California are identical to what is found in New York associated with the Point Peninsula Iroquois.
   A few of the tools kits and burial practices on the west coast are identical to these found in the eastern Woodlands, that are associated with the Meadowood and Point Peninsula Iroquois Cultures. DNA studies have found a genetic link with the northwest coast's, Yakima Indians and the Ohio Hopewell. Were the Yakima a detached Iroquois tribe? Daniel S. Meatte wrote in 1990 in Prehistory of the Western Snake River Basin, “ Between 4,500 and 4,000 B.P., with possible extensions until 3,500 B.P. Identified cultural attributes include massive turkey-tail and cache blades, caches or obsidian blank/preforms, large side notched projectile points, flexed or semi-flexed inhumations, possible cremations, and candid skull interments. Additional characteristic include the use of red ochre. Human burials are placed in unmarked cemeteries with a preference for high sandy knolls along river terraces.”
  Pentagonal pendants, bar amulet and charm stones are identical; to artifacts associated with early Point Peninsula Iroquois in the Great Lakes region.

Serpent Mound located in Siskiyou, California.


Diagram is from the NACLST 2009 Abstracts, more info here




Another serpent effigy is found in southern California in the Mojave Desert.  Like the serpent at Mt. Shasta, the serpent is swallowing an apparent egg that is a small rock cairn.

Colorado Serpent Mounds

   
    The NACLSG reports that a stone serpent effigy exists in the San Luis Valley in area littered with stone cairns walls, effigies and alters. The serpent was aligned to the solstice.

Florida Serpent Mounds


Ortona Complex , located near Lake Okeechobe, Florida was the presence of a very large mound in the form of a snake eating an egg.



The Florida serpent effigy is depicted swallowing an egg.  Different "Hopewellian" earthworks are located throughout Florida showing they had cultural and commercial intercourse with the Ohio Valley.

Georgia Serpent Mounds


Gwinnet County Georgia Serpent

   a stone serpent was reported in "Hopewell Archaeology" as being located in Gwinnet County 50 miles distant from Athens.  The mound was described as 100 feet in length with a small circular cairn depicting the head.  Archaeologist attributed as "Hopewellian."

Serpent effigy at Dicks Ridge in northern Georgia

  Another serpent in north Georgia has been documented at Dicks Ridge.  For more information

Fort Mountain Serpentine enclosure

   A serpentine stone wall surrounds a bluff at Fort Mountain in Murray County, Georgia.  The work is attributed to the Hopewell who constructed many of their hilltop enclosures to represent serpents.
Astronomical alignments have been observed at points on the serpentine wall that surrounds the hill top enclosure.

Illinois Serpent Mounds


City of Chicago Serpent Mounds

   Hopewell also called Moundbuilders; name was given to an extraordinary cultural development that blossomed among prehistoric Indian tribes in northeastern North America between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, characterized by the construction of large, elaborate, geometric, and other earthworks. They served as burial mounds, often containing offerings of high artistic accomplishment [see the entry Moundbuilders for an illustration of an ornamental pipe], but were likely also used for other ceremonial purposes. The earthworks were first noted in southern Ohio, but Hopewellian structures can be found from western New York to Kansas, including the Chicago region. As James A. Marshall has observed, their design and execution indicate a knowledge of geometry apparently lost to succeeding tribes, as well as the employment of a unit of measure. A possible Hopewellian earthwork in what is now downtown Chicago, the serpent mound [called lizard mound by Albert F. Scharf], was formerly a prominent feature in the landscape, but is now covered by the Belmont elevated station near the intersection of Sheffield and Oakdale avenues; another possible work was the Chicago Pyramid Mound at Cheltenha
Hopewellian Sioux, more specifically the Winnebago. are origins of this serpent mound swallowing an egg in the city of Chicago.  

Galena Illinois Serpent.

   A smaller version of the serpent effigy in Adams County,  (swallowing an egg) Ohio was reported near Galena Illinois.

Indiana Serpent Mounds




  The Serpent Mound formerly in Warren County, was destroyed by a gravel company. An identical serpent mound was constructed north of Holton Indiana.  Its location has been disclosed in the "Travel Guide" and is currently in danger of being destroyed by university archaeologists. The general shape of the head of the serpent is reminiscent of the two stone serpent heads at the gateway of Spruce Hill.



Serpent mound with its oblique angles is identical to the serpent in Warren County, Ohio.  One university archaeologist has already taken credit for this find.  Let the plagiarism begin!  

Mounds State Park, Anderson Indiana Serpent Effigy



This old postcard depicts a stone serpent at the bottom of the bluff from the earthwork complex at Mounds State Park.  It is situated adjacent to the entryway of a now collapsed cave that was believed to emerge at the top of the bluff.  

Serpent Mound in Noble Count, Indiana

A linear work was observed next to burial  mounds on a bluff with no less than seven natural springs.  What appeared to be a larger portion depicting the serpents head is in heavy brush.

Iowa Serpent Mounds


 "Serpent Symbol and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature in America" EG Squire

   "Mr. Pigeon also speaks of mounds arranged in serpentine form, in Iowa, at a place formerly known as Prarie La Porte, now called Guttenburgh.  Also at a place seven miles north of these,on the Turkey River, where the range is two and half miles long, the mounds occurring at regular intervals.  A plan of these is given.   Twenty miles to the westward of this locality is the effigy of a great serpent, with the effigy of a tortoise in front of its mouth.  This serpentine structure is 1004 feet long, eighteen feet broad at its widest part, and six feet high




Kansas Serpent Mounds

   


Serpent intaglios effigy depicted as swallowing an egg  in Rice county, Kansas.

Another intaglio serpent mound that also was depicted as swallowing an egg has bee n found in Mitchell County at Waconda Lake.


Kentucky Serpent Mounds


Cattlesburg Serpent Mound at Boyd County was contructed from stone and depicts a serpent swallowing an egg.


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The remains of the serpent mound is still visible between Alley Branch Road and Hwy 3, south of town.  

Spratt Stone works depicting a serpent at Frenchburg Kentucky


Massachusetts Serpent Mounds


A stone serpent mound was reported in Sarah Doublet Forest, Littleton Mass.

A stone serpent mound was reported in Tyngsboro Mass.
A stone serpent was reported in the Breakneck Brook Wildlife Management Area
A stone serpent was reported in Freetown, Mass.

Minnesota Serpent Mounds




Serpent effigy enclosure in Pipestone County, Minnesota. The additional earthworks across the the creek are identical to what could be found in the Ohio Valley.


American Antiquiarian 1897

   The Winnebagoe (Sioux) stated that when they came to Wisconsin the Dakotas held and worked the mines of native copper on the south shore of Lake Superior.  The Dakota traditions are very positive that they formerly worked these mines holding them as property of the entire Dakota nation, as they afterwards held the pipestone quarries of Minnesota.

A  Serpent Mound has been reported at the Grand Mound at the mouth of the Big Fork River as it enters the Rainy River.



The Grand Mound is part of a burial complex that included 4 other smaller mounds and what appears to be a serpentine extension. The Grand Mound was originally about 45 feet in height consisting of over 5,000 tons of earth.

New York Serpent Mounds




Smithsonian Institute Bureau of Ethnology 1898-1899
 Near the station of the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio railroad is a peculiar earth formation, which was designed by those who fashioned it thousands of years ago to represent a serpent, according to the conclusion of those who have read the customs of the mound-builders by the monuments they left. This particular formation is 425 feet long, and enthusiastic antiquraries who visit it are unanimous in the resemblance it presents to a snake basking in the sunshine.”




North Dakota Serpent Mound

  Hawknest- A serpent shaped mound several hundfred feet long with 5 connecting mounds or ridges was reported.


Ohio Serpent Mounds



Most serpent effigies were constructed ti venerate the dead, however it was also the consort of the Earth Mother and acted as a protector of the dead.


This serpent mound near Wilmington, Ohio is next to a large burial mound.  The Hopewell Sioux mound was desecrated by the Ohio Historical Society, where they removed many skeletons.  The serpent is intact except for a slice taken out by idiot archaeologists. 



Two Serpent heads facing a sun disc or egg occurs in several of Ohio's earthworks.



One of Ohio's best sites to visit is this earthwork near Dayton that depicts two serpents facing an egg or sun disc.  The site is overgrown but visible in the winter months.


A serpent mound once existed in Warren County but was destroyed by a gravel company.  An identical mound can still be seen near Holton, Indiana.


The most famous of the serpent mounds in the U.S., but hardly unique i its depiction of a serpent swallowing an egg. All of the Serpent Mounds in Ohio and the Ohio Valley are Here

Several stone serpent mounds were found at Ft. Ancient that is itself a effigy of a serpent.


Wisconsin


Rock Lake

This serpent mound should still be extant.  I t will be investigated in October of 2011


Sunday, October 29, 2017

8 Foot Giant with a Gorilla Looking Skull Uncovered in a Miamisburg, Ohio Gravel Pit

8 Foot Giant with a Gorilla Looking Skull Uncovered in a Miamisburg, Ohio Gravel Pit





Montgomery County, Ohio

The Daily Telegraph, Jan 21, 1899
GIGANTIC BODY RECOVERED
   The body of a man, more gigantic than ever recorded in human history, has
been unearthed in the Miami Valley, Ohio.
    The skeleton it is calculated must have belonged to a man 8 feet 1 1/2 inches
in height. It was found within a half mile of Miamisburg in a locality which
contains many relics of the mound builders. Edward W. Gebhart and Edward
Kaufman discovered it while they were working in a gravel pit. Kauffman struck
the hard substance with his pick and on examining it found it to be a skull. When
they unearthed the whole skeleton and finally realized its size they were aghast.
The skeleton is of prehistoric age being fossilized. Its gigantic proportions present a
 a puzzling problem to archaeologists.
   He is clearly a man and a very well formed and well-proportioned one as to the
limbs. His skull is of an extremely low order, being but a shade higher than that
of Pithecanthropus Erectus found by Dr. Dubois in Java. It is far below that the
most degraded living type. The prehistoric giant must have had a head that
differed little from that of a gorilla.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Large Skeleton Within a Megalithic Bee Hive Tomb in North Carolina

Large Skeleton Within a Megalithic Bee Hive Tomb in  North Carolina 



Smithsonian Insitute Bureau of Ethnology 1890-91
    Located on the farm of Rev. T.F. Nelson, in the northwest part of the county, and about a mile and a half southeast of Patterson. It stood on the bottom land of the Yadkin, about 100 yards from the river, and was almost a true circle in outline, 38 feet in diameter, but not exceeding at any point 18 inches in height. The thorough excavation made, in which Mr. Rogan, the Bureau agent, was assisted by Dr. J.M. Spainhour, of Lenoir, showed that the original constructors had first dug a circular pit about 38 feet in diameter to the depth of 3 feet and there placed the dead, some in stone cist and others unenclosedand afterwards covered them over, raising a slight mound above the pit. A plan of the pit, showing the stone graves and skeletons as they appeared after the removal of the dirt and before being disturbed, is given in the figure. 207......No. 16 was unenclosed"squatter" of unusually large size, not less than 7 feet high when living. Near the mouth was an entire soapstone pipe; the legs were extended in a southwest direction upon a bed of burnt earth.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Comparing England and Ohio's Burial Mounds, Solar Temples and Skulls

England and Ohio's Identical Mounds, Henges and Skulls

Note how both skulls have an occipital bun. A trait that is only found in Neolithic Northern Europeans.

This type of skull can be found in conical burial mounds surrounded by a ditch and earthwork.

Distinct earthen solar temples known as henges are distinct with their interior ditch, outer wall and gateway aligned to a solar event.

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered at Winona Lake in Warsaw, Indiana

Giant Human Skeleton Discovered at Winona Lake in Warsaw, Indiana



Google Earth Map of the west shore of what used to be called Eagle Lake, now Winona Lake just south of Warsaw Indiana. The ground around the hill used to be swamp giving it an "island" appearance.


Cincinnati Commercial, October 7, 1888

BONES OF AN INDIAN GIANT

   A member of the Logan Grays, the crack military organization of Logansport that held its encampment this year at Eagle Lake, near Warsaw stopped in this city on his way home from camp and told the following story of the discovery by the party of a cavern on an island in Eagle Lake; A.M. Jones rowed to a small island near the southwest corner of the lake and began digging for worms.He turned over a large, flat stone near a tree, and under it was a small hole, which was an entrance to a cave. Jones called the boys up, and we began an exploration of the cavern, which proved to be twenty-five feet long, fifteen feet wide, and eight feet deep. The walls are of a natural formation of stone, branching out at the middle so as to form two rooms.   In the front room was the skeleton of a man six feet nine inches long. The bones were very large, indicating great strength. Along one side of the cave runs a small stream of water, as pure as crystal. In the front of it forms a small pool. In this were a number of bones. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Large Adena Mound Photographed at Windsor, Indiana

Randolph County's Adena Burial Mound at Windsor



Illustrated History of Randolph County, Indiana 1882
   East of Windsor and north of tho Pike, on Esq. Thompson's far may be seen a large oval mound, covering an acre, and twenty-five or thirty feet high. It is 450 yards round the base and longer than it is wide. When dug into, it shows clay mixed with ashes, and coal more or less. A chunk, seeming to have been a sod of grass, was thrown up from tho bottom of a hole twenty feet deep, dug from the top vertically downward. A red oak tree, four feet through, was standing (forty years ago) near the top of tho mound, but no other trees of much size were on its surface. The ground around the mound was then covered with large forest trees. There are now many trees growing along the sides of the mound, from six to fifteen inches through. An excavation of considerable size appeared (forty years ago) perhaps twenty rods from tho base of the mound, which is thought to be tho place whence the earth for its construction was taken.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Neanderthal Hybrids Discovered in California

Neanderthal Hybrids Discovered in California


Boston Globe, June 25, 1922

Giant’s Graves in California

New Race of Men Dug Up, With Stone Implements Unlike Any Others

     Some of the skeletons are those of men measuring no less than 7 feet and perhaps more. Femur bones already sent to the University measure 21 inches in length.”“The skeletons represent a most astonishing race of people, who probably inhabited this country thousands of years ago,” said Mr. Steinberger. “Some of the skulls are large, with, high foreheads and well-rounded, while others are apelike, retreating from an inch above the frontal bone, with the top of the head flat and with but small space for brain activity.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ohio Hopewell Type Burial Discovered in the Aleutian Islands


Hopewell Mound Builders Discovered in the Aleutians Islands

Polished slate implements discovered with these large skeletons in the Aleutians are indicative of the Maritime Archaic that spread across North America from both Europe and Asia as early as 7000 B.C. An identical material culture can be found from Europe, across Asia to both shores of North America.  Maritime Archaic plummets were found within the burial mounds in the Ohio Valley.  The spoke type burials, containing large skeletons are found in the greatest numbers within burials mounds in the state of New York and the Ohio Valley.
   The Maritime Archaic would eventually spread across the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley, where they would be known as the Hopewell Mound Builders. Historic Indians of the Hopewell Confederacy are the Sioux, the Iroquois and Cherokee.




Washington Post, Sept. 16, 1944
Major Finds Grave of Giant Aleutian
An advanced Aleutian Base (U.P.) Site of a strange burial of a prehistoric giant was discovered on an Aleutian Island recently by Major. E. E. Chittenden, Kearney Neb. The ancient Aleut, who had been at least 7 feet tall, has been buried on a low ridge overlooking the ocean, and in the same shallow grave with him were the skeletons of five women, placed to form a geometrical pattern.
Major Chittenden found the burial site while excavations for a military installation were being made, and he states the six skeletons had been placed with their heads together, so that trunk and leg bones extended outward like the spokes of a wheel. In the unusual grave were carved ivory ornaments and weapons made of polished slate.




This type of spoke burial that contained large skeletons is most prevalent in New York and the Ohio Valley. Evidence that the mound builders in the Ohio Valley had their origins with the Maritime Archaic.



Plummets from New York are associated with the Maritime Archaic  7000 B.C - 2000 B.C. Identical plummets can be found on the west coasts and within burial mounds in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, west Virginia and Kentucky.