One of Peter's recent posts about marker piles constructed in a line reminded me of an entry I read in a book about the history of Kentucky. Some time in the early 1900's, a man named Pierre Savary delivered a paper to the Kentucky Academy of Science outlining his beliefs that the land had once been inhabited by, "Hindoos." In his paper, he described the following site:
". . . on the farm of Gen, Kennedy and that of Mr. Jones —conch shells have been found in the ruins of circumvallatory temples, and always directly opposite to fountains. These facts lead us to no other inference, than that a people must have existed here, who placed great, we may say religious value, upon these shells. On Stoner's Creek, north of this, are seven piles of stone, placed in a direct line. They are from eight to ten feet high, and from twenty-five to thirty feet in diameter; the base of a circular form, and terminating in a cone at the top. These piles are situated on a commanding eminence, formed by a bluff of the creek."