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Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II

Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II
The southern mound
Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II is located in Ohio
Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II
Nearest city Powell, Ohio
Area 175 acres (71 ha)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 75001375[1]
Added to NRHP March 19, 1975

The Highbanks Metropolitan Park Mounds I and II (also known as the Muma Mound and the Orchard Mound or the Selvey Mound) are two archaeological sites located within Highbanks Metro Park[2] in the central part of the U.S. state of Ohio. The park is in southernmost Delaware County on the east bank of the Olentangy River. The subconical mounds are believed to have been built by the Adena culture.[3]

Also located in the park is a semi elliptical embankment, the Highbank Park Works, which consisting of four three-foot-high sections bordered by a shallow ditch. It is thought to have been constructed sometime between 800 and 1300 CE by members of the Cole culture.[3]

The site was surveyed by Edwin Hamilton Davis in 1846. They discuss the site in their 1848 book, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ "Metro Parks-Central Ohio Park System-Highbanks". Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b Susan L. Woodward and Jerry N. McDonald (2002). Indian Mounds of the Middle Ohio Valley. McDonald and Woodward Publishing. pp. 140–142.  
  4. ^ Ephraim George Squier; Edwin Hamilton Davis (1848). Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley.  

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