Excavation of Esch Mounds

5b.43 Excavation of Esch Mounds

Excavation of Esch Mounds

The Esch mounds were excavated in 1930. Many of the objects from the two burial mounds show their southern orientation: Flint Ridge flint bladelets, platform pipes made from black steatite and Ohio pipestone, and rocker-stamped and cord-marked pots. The silver covering the copper ornaments came from Ontario. The sandstone elbow pipe is unusual for Ohio Hopewell sites, though similar pipes have been found in New York.

Catalog Number: A 1176/000062.002
Image Number: AL07326