Biggs Site

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Biggs Site
15 Gp 8
Portsmouth Works Group C Squier and Davis 01.jpg
Group C of the Portsmouth Earthworks by Squier and Davis
Biggs Site 15 Gp 8 is located in Kentucky
Biggs Site 15 Gp 8
Biggs Site
15 Gp 8
Location within Kentucky today
Coordinates 38°44′8.70″N 82°54′11.92″W / 38.7357500°N 82.9033111°W / 38.7357500; -82.9033111
Country  USA
Region Greenup County, Kentucky
Nearest town South Shore, Kentucky
Culture Adena culture
Excavation and maintenance
Responsible body private
Architectural styles earthworks

The Biggs Site (15Gp8), also known as the Portsmouth Earthworks Group C, is an Adena culture archaeological site located near South Shore in Greenup County, Kentucky. Group C was originally a large series of concentric circular embankments and ditches surrounding a central conical burial mound. It was part of a larger complex, the Portsmouth Earthworks located across the Ohio River, now mostly obliterated by agriculture and the developing city of Portsmouth, Ohio.[1] The site was surveyed and mapped by E. G. Squier in 1847 for inclusion in the seminal archaeological and anthrolopological work Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley.[2]

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  1. ^ Applegate, Darlene (2008), "Chapter 5:Woodland period", in Pollack, David, The Archaeology of Kentucky:an update (PDF) 1, Kentucky Heritage Council, pp. 524–525, ISBN 978-1-934492-28-4 
  2. ^ E. G. Squier and E. H. Davis (1848). Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley. Smithsonian Institution.