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Glen Dale in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Native American Earthen Mound

 
 
Native American Earthen Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 25, 2020
1. Native American Earthen Mound Marker
Inscription.  
The Cockayne Mound is one of the few remaining intact prehistoric mounds in Marshall County. It has been given site number 46MR26 in the archaeological files of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History.

In January, 2005, Jamie Vosvick and Chris Jackson of Archaeological Consultants of the Midwest excavated a narrow slit trench at the base of the mound to determine if the mound was cultural in origin. While no artifacts were collected during this excavation, an examination of the profile along the edge of the mound suggested that the mound did indeed date to the prehistoric period. Because no artifacts were collected and no radiocarbon assay could be procured, it cannot be stated with any degree of certainty during which Woodland prehistoric period the Mound was constructed.

The concretion stone shown here was used by prehistoric Indians to mix powders and oils to make paint. This stone was found within the farmhouse.

The diet of the prehistoric Indians included berries and nuts. Stones were used to crack the nuts. This nutting stone was found in the back yard of the smaller Cockayne House.

This Mound was

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reunited to the Cockayne Property in 2005 through the efforts of Governor Bob Wise, Senators Jeffrey Kessler and Larry Edgell and Delegates Scott Varner and Kennneth Tucker.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is January 2005.
 
Location. 39° 56.55′ N, 80° 45.3′ W. Marker is in Glen Dale, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Wheeling Avenue (U.S. 250) 0.1 miles north of 13th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1105 Wheeling Ave, Glen Dale WV 26038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cockayne Privy (a few steps from this marker); Community Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Bennett Cockane House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cockayne Farm / Samuel A.J. Cockayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glen Dale (approx. one mile away); Lindy’s Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Let It Be (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Dale.
 
Native American Earthen Mound Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 25, 2020
2. Native American Earthen Mound Marker
Native American Earthen Mound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 25, 2020
3. Native American Earthen Mound
Native American Earthen Mound image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 25, 2020
4. Native American Earthen Mound
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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