Conrad Mound Archeological Site

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Conrad Mound Archeological Site
Conrad Mound Archeological Site.jpg
View from the east
Conrad Mound Archeological Site is located in Ohio
Conrad Mound Archeological Site
Location West of Rittenhouse Road[2]
Nearest city Cleves, Ohio
Coordinates 39°8′49″N 84°46′20″W / 39.14694°N 84.77222°W / 39.14694; -84.77222Coordinates: 39°8′49″N 84°46′20″W / 39.14694°N 84.77222°W / 39.14694; -84.77222
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001420[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1975

The Conrad Mound Archeological Site is an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Located east of Cleves in Hamilton County,[3] the site is centered on an isolated Native American mound. Its location atop a ridgeline has been interpreted as evidence that the mound was constructed by the Adena culture. No artifacts have been found at the site, for no archaeological excavation has ever been carried out; however, experience with other sites has led archaeologists to surmise that the mound is surrounded by a larger zone of archaeological interest.[4] Because of its potential archaeological value, the mound was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Koleszar, Stephen C. An Archaeological Survey of Southwestern Ohio. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1970, 70.
  3. ^ 44 F.R. 7558
  4. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 582.