A Classic Burial Mound of the Adena Culture
Story Mound State Memorial
Story Mound is a typical burial mound of the Adena culture, which lived in southern Ohio and neighboring parts of Kentucky and West Virginia between about 800 BCE and 100 CE.
The Adena culture was named for the mound excavated on the estate of Thomas Worthington, known as Adena, located a quarter of a mile away. Story Mound is about 20 feet high and nearly 100 feet in diameter at the base. The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection) partially excavated Story Mound in May 1897. At the base of the mound, the archaeologists found traces of wooden posts set into a circle about 15 feet in diameter. Along the north wall of this wooden structure, the ancient American Indian builders of the mound had buried a young man. They also placed three groups of artifacts, including one set of six flint spear points, at different places inside the circle.
The people of the Adena culture were the ancestors of the Hopewell culture whose earthworks you can see at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.
Three flint Robbins Adena projectile points, 800 BCE - 100 CE, excavated from Story
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1897.
Location. 39° 20.513′ N, 82° 59.98′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross County. Marker is on Delano Avenue just south of Cherokee Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 465 Delano Ave, Chillicothe OH 45601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harold "Pat" White Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Camp Bull (approx. half a mile away); Dard Hunter (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Sherman (approx. 0.9 miles away); Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Abrams' Big House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Court of Ross County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Sherman Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
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