Saturday, May 12, 2012

Indian Mound found in Cumberland RI

Reader j ryan writes:
[I] stumbled on what I am pretty sure is an Indian mound....it was pretty impressive. Perhaps 8-10 feet tall, easily 20-25 feet long, apparently all carefully placed stone. I didn't dig, but pulled up one rock on the top and it appeared to be nothing but stone down 3 feet or more.Also, here's a link to where the site is...roughly!

http://g.co/maps/pf6at

3 comments :

Chris Pittman said...

Lovely photo.

Dennis said...

Is the mound comprised of stone and earth, or mostly stones?

Owls said...

Hi all! Peter and Dennis, here's a couple answers to the questions posed.

-It appeared to be nearly all stone. I lifted a stone off the top and could see nothing but rocks down at least 4-5 feet deep.
-It was ovoid in shape, tapered at either end, wider in the middle.
-The stones were clearly very carefully placed rather than simply piled.
-The surface was smooth, no craters or dips on the top.

I took some video, but the quality leaves much to be desired. Would love to hear any thoughts as to origins, customs, etc. Thanks!