Hump Day! Let’s Look At A Famous Hump…


I’m sure you were expecting something risque, and less educational, but I implore you to read on!

Today let’s look at the serpent mound in southern Ohio.  It’s a really long and winding hump!

This is the 'Serpent Mound' located in Peebles, Ohio.  Archaeologists are unsure what people created this particular mound.

This is the ‘Serpent Mound’ located in Peebles, Ohio. Archaeologists are unsure what people created this particular mound,  but cite that there are comparable mounds created by the Adena and Fort Ancient peoples.

This is an old map (late 1800's I believe) of the serpent mound.

This is an old map (~1840’s I believe) of the serpent mound.

There is no certain reason as to why the serpent mound is where it is, or why it is in the shape of a serpent.  Typically Native American mounds, like the serpent mound, are used for burial purposes or as the website, Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, states it could be for early celestial events that the original people celebrated.  Regardless of it’s initially purpose, people should marvel at the ingenuity and skill of ancient people to make these sort of mounds.  Sure, the serpent mound isn’t a pyramid, but it is quite great considering the quality, or lack thereof, of tools that these ancient people had.

Check out the serpent mound in person and/or read more on it here!

Source of pictures can be found here.

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