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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

By E.G. Squire and E.H. Davis, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge1848

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

National Park Service, Centennial One Object Exhibit

High Bank Works Plate XVI

Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley was the first publication of the Smithsonian Institution. The publication describes the explorations of Squire and Davis and contains surveys and illustrations of ancient mounds and earthworks that were still visible on the landscape in the mid-nineteenth century1800s. Plate XVI shows High Bank Works, a large geometric earthwork constructed ca 100 AD. to 200 CEAD. by prehistoric Native American peoples known today as the Hopewell Culture. High Bank Works is one of five mound and earthwork sites managed by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

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  • Title: Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley
  • Creator: By E.G. Squire and E.H. Davis, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge
  • Date Created: 1848
  • Contributor: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • Park Website: Park Website
  • Other Related Links: Collections on the Web Catalog
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: HOCU 5745
  • Date: 1848
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