On the Cover
Grave Creek Mound in West Virginia as shown in the 1847 publication Ancient
Monuments of the Mississippi Valley (Fig. 56). This huge Adena
conical style mound measures 62 feet high, 240 feet in diameter and
contains 60,000 tons of dirt. It was originally surrounded by a
moat 40 feet in width and 5 feet in depth. It was discovered by Joseph
Tomlinson in 1770, mentioned by Lewis and Clark, and eventually
tunneled into by a descendant of Tomlinson in the 1830ís. They found
two rooms deep in the mound, and uncovered over 2000 beads, copper
artifacts and a tablet. Once the mound was completely excavated,
a museum was opened inside the mound with an admission fee for visitors.
The mound was saved from destruction in 1908 by local women, and it
became a National Historical Landmark in 1964. For the full story on Ancient Monuments
of the Mississippi Valley, see page 62 inside this issue.
|Squier and Davis and the Fate of the First Great
Steven R. Cooper EIC
|Interesting Discoveries from Refitting at Nobles Pond
N. E. Nilsson, L. L. Morris, G. L. Summers
and P. J. Barans
|The Old Copper Culture: Mini-ingots and Trade
Bipoints Before Clovis
The Adena Culture of the Sandy Hill Area, Dorchester County,
|Iowa Slant Grove Axes: Some Observations
|A West Central Illinois Folsom Point: The Quincy Folsom
A Unique Regional Variation of a Rare Point Type
||Korhan B. Raif M.D.
|A Huge Raised-Ridge Grooved Axe from North Carolina
||Ron L. Harris
|A Unique Celt Found in Carroll County, Indiana
|The Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference
||Dr. Greg Moore
|Some Middle Mississippian Artifacts from Cass County, Illinois
|Ancient Art at the Salineís South Fork
|An Unknown Extinct Bison Bone Paleo Tool, a Chopped Proboscidean Tusk, and a Bone Spear Point From Southwest Iowa
||David A. Easterla Ph. D.
|Middle-Archaic Morrow Mountain Projectile Points of the North Carolina
A Major Change in Design from the Early Archaic
|Peter G. Murphy and Alice J. Murphy
|A Michigan Birdstone Discovery
|What Wonít Some Women Do For Love?
My First Excursion