Sunday, June 14, 2020

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Piney Creek Site

The richest petroglyph site in Illinois - a sandstone outcropping with some 150 petroglyphs. These signs were created sometimes between 450 and 1550 AD....

Monks Mound

The largest pre-Columbian earthworks in America and the largest pyramid north of Mexico. This 30 tall mound was built around 900 - 655 AD...

Kincaid Mounds

Remnants of a large city which was created and inhabited by the people of Mississippian culture which flourished around 1050 - 1400 AD. Here...

Cahokia

Site of a native American city which flourished around 1050 - 1350 AD. Some 80 man-made mounds remain in the central part of this...

Cave-In-Rock

Enormous, shallow cave in the limestone bluff at Ohio River. For millennia it has served as a shelter for local people. The cave with...

Turtle Mound

The tallest shell midden mound in the United States. Now it is 15 m high, but before the shellrock mining – 23 m high. Location,...

Mud Lake Canal

Large scale prehistoric structure – artificially made canal for canoes to simplify yearly migrations – to avoid rough waters of Mexico Gulf. Canal is...

Miami Circle

A circle formed by 24 postholes, made sometimes around 0 – 300 AD. Diameter of this perfect circle is 11.5 m. Postholes are cut...

Letchworth-Love Mounds

The tallest prehistoric mound in Florida – 14 m high. Built sometimes around 200 – 900 AD, most likely by Weedon Island Culture. Location, GPS...

Horr’s Island archaeological site

One of the oldest settlements and mound burials in this part of United States. Permanently occupied sometimes around 8000 – 1000 BC, when it...