Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley identifies
Mounds and earthworks are the most conspicuous elements of prehistoric Native American culture to be found on the landscape of eastern North America. Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley identifies and describes 70 extant, publicly accessible sites in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, where mounds were constructed by Woodland people beginning some 3,000 years ago. The book also reviews the culture, history and geography of the Woodland mound-building groups and the fate of their structures during the historic period. The authors provide additional sources of information about the Woodland mound-building groups as well as detailed access information for the mound and earthwork sites. The revised edition of this very popular guide book incorporates new information and ideas about the Woodland people that have appeared since the first edition was published in 1986, and describes almost twice as many sites as the earlier edition. This is an informative and versatile book, useful to travelers, students, and anyone else with an interest in understanding, managing, and preserving the remaining landmarks of North American prehistory.
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Drs. Susan L. Woodward and Jerry N. McDonald are professional geographers with interests in both American Indian culture history and the cultural landscape of North America.