Zimmerman Kame

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Zimmerman Kame
Zimmerman Kame golden.jpg
Western side of the kame
Zimmerman Kame is located in Ohio
Zimmerman Kame
Location Off Township Road 39, Roundhead, Ohio, United States[2]:1
Coordinates 40°34′24.636″N 83°49′9.588″W / 40.57351000°N 83.81933000°W / 40.57351000; -83.81933000Coordinates: 40°34′24.636″N 83°49′9.588″W / 40.57351000°N 83.81933000°W / 40.57351000; -83.81933000
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001523[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1974

The Zimmerman Kame (also called the "Zimmerman Site"; designated 33HR2[2]:1) is a glacial kame and archaeological site in McDonald Township, Hardin County, Ohio, United States, near the community of Roundhead. A circular hill approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) in height, it was a commercial gravel pit for a time before being abandoned in the 1970s after artifacts of the ancient Glacial Kame Culture of Native Americans were found at the site.[2]:2 Today, the kame is tree-covered and surrounded by farm fields; there are no obvious signs of its significance.

The Zimmerman Kame is one of many archaeological sites in Hardin County. A survey conducted in the early twentieth century revealed at least five different archaeological sites in McDonald Township and the adjacent Roundhead Township and a total of forty-four sites across the county. Many burial sites were located on top of hills such as the Zimmerman Kame.[3] Among the most significant artifacts found at the Zimmerman Site were small objects of pottery; previous to the Zimmerman discovery, the Glacial Kame people were not known to have produced ceramics.[2]:3

In 1974 the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its potential to yield more information about the Glacial Kame Culture.[4] It was the first such kame to be listed on the Register.[2]:3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Drennen, Bert C., III. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Zimmerman Kame. National Park Service, 1974-01-22.
  3. ^ Mills, William C. Archeological Atlas of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio State Archeological and Historical Society, 1914, page 33 and plate 33.
  4. ^ Zimmerman Kame, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2009-06-07.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cunningham, Wilbur M. A Study of the Glacial Kame Culture in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P: 1948.

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