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Great Serpent Mound

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Lakes Midwest, United States.

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Located in southwest Ohio, the Great Serpent Mound is said to represent an uncoiling serpent. Two burial mounds of the Adena culture, which date between 800 B.C. and A.D. 1000, have been discovered. A third burial mound from a later period has been discovered and is associated with the Fort Ancient Culture which existed between 1000-1550. The head of the serpent is aligned with the summer solstice and visitors can walk around this ancient site. There's a nearby museum which has exhibits about the mound and the geology of the area.

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