Moar Mound and Village Site

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Moar Mound And Village
Moar Village Site from south.jpg
Overview of the site
Moar Mound and Village Site is located in Ohio
Moar Mound and Village Site
Moar Mound and Village Site is located in the US
Moar Mound and Village Site
Location Back a lane on the northern side of Lebanon-Union Rd., west of Morrow[2]
Nearest city Morrow, Ohio
Coordinates 39°21′49″N 84°11′45″W / 39.36361°N 84.19583°W / 39.36361; -84.19583Coordinates: 39°21′49″N 84°11′45″W / 39.36361°N 84.19583°W / 39.36361; -84.19583
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
NRHP reference # 76001543[1]
Added to NRHP January 1, 1976

The Moar Mound and Village Site is an archaeological site in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio.[1] Located west of Morrow in Warren County,[3] it comprises two contributing properties — the village site and the Native American mound[4]:1381 — spread out over an area of 20 acres (8.1 ha).[1] One of the few remaining mounds in southern Warren County, the Moar Mound has been very well preserved from deterioration.[4]:1381

Believed to be the work of Late Woodland peoples, the mound is believed to be the burial location for one or more individuals and a range of grave goods. It is likely associated directly with the adjacent village, from which multiple burials have been recovered.[4]:1831 Archaeological excavations of the village site have yielded a wide range of artifacts, making the Moar Mound and Village Site one of Warren County's premier archaeological sites.[4]:1382

In 1976, the Moar Mound and Village Site were listed together on the National Register of Historic Places. Key to this designation as a historic site was their potential to yield archaeological information about the peoples that built the mound and lived in the village.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Koleszar, Stephen C. An Archaeological Survey of Southwestern Ohio. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1970, 29.
  3. ^ 44 FR 7565
  4. ^ a b c d Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 1. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999.