Serpent Mounds Park

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Serpent Mounds National Historic Site

Serpent Mounds Park is a private campground, day-use park, and a National Historic Site of Canada [1] located in Keene, Ontario. Serpent Mounds is a former provincial park that was established in 1955, in 1995 the park was given to the Hiawatha First Nation, a historic Mississaugas people who continue to operate it.[2]

History[edit]

Archaeological field work on the campground has revealed that the construction and occupation of the Serpent Mounds area occurred about 2000 years during the prehistoric Middle Woodland Period. The first prehistoric peoples to occupy the site were classified by archaeologists as the Point Peninsula Complex, based on their artifacts. The people existed in central and southeastern Ontario, southwestern Quebec, and northern parts New York state between 300BC and 700AD.[3]

Attractions[edit]

Serpent Mounds Park currently offers many activities that attract people to the park. A sample includes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Historic Sites of Canada". Serpent Mounds National Historic Site of Canada. Government of Canada. 22 February 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Serpent Mounds Park". Home. Hiawatha First Nations. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  3. ^ "The Prehistory of Ontario". Middle Woodland Period. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 

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Coordinates: 44°12′40″N 78°09′25″W / 44.21111°N 78.15694°W / 44.21111; -78.15694