Fort Ancient Culture

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Serpent Mound is a giant snake effigy. Some archaeologiststhink it was built by the Adena culture (800B.C. - A.D. 100). Othersthink it was built by the Fort Ancient culture (A.D. 1000 - 1650).

\n==A.D. 1000 to 1650==

The Fort Ancient culture thrived in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Villages were made up of a number of circular or rectangular houses surrounding an open plaza. The Fort Ancient people continued to build small burial mounds, but gradually shifted to burials in a cemetery area with no mounds.

There is evidence that the Fort Ancient culture built Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio. They also may have built the "Alligator" Mound of Licking County, but that effigy is not likely a sculpture of an alligator. It is more likely an effigy of a panther, opossum, or a salamander. [[Category:{$topic}]]