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Heath in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

An Eagle at the Center

Early Excavations reveal a Timber Structure beneath the Eagle Mound

— The Ancient Ohio Trail —

 
 
An Eagle at the Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. An Eagle at the Center Marker
Inscription.  
In 1928, Emerson Greenman excavated Eagle Mound and discovered traces of a ceremonial longhouse with two walls projecting from the eastern end like wings. These walls may have been screens to hide certain activities from public view. Within the structure Greenman found a central fire-basin, two copper ornaments at the eastern end of the building, and scraps of cut mica scattered on the western floor. At some point, the people took down the structure and covered the site with a three-lobed mound of earth.

The Eagle Mound
For this virtual reconstruction of the Eagle Mound, CERNAS at the University of Cincinnati connected the dots on Greenman's plan and applied other known principles of Hopewean building construction.
 
Erected by Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 40° 2.419′ N, 82° 25.82′ W. Marker is in Heath, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Hebron Road (Ohio Route
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79) south of Cooper Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Hebron Rd, Heath OH 43056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What's Missing? (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monumental Works of Earth (about 600 feet away); Was this a fort? (about 700 feet away); Earthen Architecture (about 700 feet away); Pathway to Preservation (about 800 feet away); The Newark Earthworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pathway to Ancestors (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath.
 
An Eagle at the Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. An Eagle at the Center Marker
Eagle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
3. Eagle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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