Too bad it’s on Marathon’s property; I can only imagine the hoops one would have to jump through to study it.
From the description of the mound:
An ancient path runs across the hilltop ridges from Kentucky to West Virginia parallel to the Big Sandy River. Brisbin (1976) notes that “the trail is well marked with existing stone cairns and carved boulders.” Several stone structures are found near here, including a stone wall above The Forks of Hurricane, Wayne County, WV, and “The Old Fort” on a ridge overlooking Lost Creek, WV. Brisbin here notes that an apparent stone serpent effigy (“a wavy continuous line with snake-like configurations”) can be found in Boyd County, KY.
Sounds a tad bit familiar. There are similar unrecognised sites all over eastern Pennsylvania and up through New York. I’d heard there were sites further south as well, but I’m not sure I’d read a description of one until now.
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