Harness Mound

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Harness Mound

The Harness mound was a large, oval mound within one of the circular enclosures of the Liberty Earthworks complex, which lies in the Scioto River valley southeast of Chillicothe, Ohio. The complex consists of 3 circles and a square. The largest circle encloses 40 acres and the square surrounds 27 acres. Squares and circles may have had special meaning to the Hopewell culture since many of its earthworks combined those shapes in various ways. In the 1840s, the walls of the Liberty Earthworks were 4 feet high. Today, they are no longer visible due to farming and construction.

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