Brandie walked around the burial mound but did NOT walk up onto it, even though people are actually allowed to do that. She showed Great Respect.
This is an ariel photograph of the oddest of all of Ohio's mounds. It is the Serpent Mound which is located in southwestern Ohio. There are lots of different thoughts as to why this one was constructed. I don't have a clue. I just know that mom is very much in awe of all of the mounds. I wonder how they did such a grrreat job when they couldn't even see it from the air??? Interesting !!!!
Mom said that after all of my Rodent and poop posts, I should do one about something "interesting" I thought Rodents and Poop WERE interesting. Butt, I guess not. So I looked through the pictures and came across these things. HOPE YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Newark, OH is not far from where I live. It is famous for a mysterious and very ancient indian earthwork known as the Circle mound. There are some other interesting effigy mounds in the area also. One is shaped like an alligator, one like a scorpion.
The Circle mound is huge! It covers several acers. It was constructed over 2,000 years ago by people who had no metal tools for digging, no beasts of burden, and no wheeled carts to move the dirt that was used for the mounds. How did they do it??? Why did they do it? How many people did it take? How many years??? How did those "ignorant savages" know about Alligators, scorpions, or how to get the opening to the Circle mound to be aligned with the sun? How could they plan for such a giant undertaking. Mom says the native Americans were a LONG way from being "ignorant savages" as they have been called. She thinks the speakers of those words were the ignorant ones.
If you ever want to know more about the mounds... there is a ton of stuff on the WWW about them.
I hope you weren't bored by this. I promise to have something "more invigorating" next time.