Serpent Mound aerial photograph   Save
Works Progress Administration, Ohio Guide Photographs
Description: This image shows an aerial view of the Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio. Located atop a plateau overlooking the Brush Creek Valley in Adams County, Serpent Mound is the largest surviving example of a prehistoric effigy mound in the world. The head of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice sunset and its three coils also may point to the sunrise on both the summer and winter solstices as well as the equinox sunrise. Over 1,300 feet long, its shape resembles an uncoiling serpent. Serpent Mound represents the peak of prehistoric effigy mound-building in the world and is part of a tradition of effigy mound building among some American Indian cultures of the present Eastern United States. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06448
Subjects: Mounds--Ohio--Adams County; American Indians in Ohio; Great Serpent Mound (Ohio)
Places: Peebles (Ohio); Adams County (Ohio)