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The Turner Mound Group

of Earthworks Hamilton County, Ohio

Charles C. Willoughby - 1922

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Published by the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University as Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Volume VIII, Number 3, 1922. We were fortunate to locate an excellent original - in Sweden of all places.  A rare and excellent book with exquisite Hopewell artifacts pictured and described, originals sell in the $150.00 price range.

If you are not familiar with the Turner Group of Earthworks, you will be amazed at the artifacts found there.  Materials include meteoric iron, silver, gold, shell, pearls, mica, cannel coal, fabrics, clay, etc.  Some of the most exquisite artifacts found were the so-called Horned Serpent Monster, the cut mica sheet serpent and the wonderful figurines modeled in clay.  Another side of their art is represented by the worked human bone objects.

As Willoughby stated in his conclusions about this site: "This people reached a high degree of excellence in their art designs. In this line they were probably unsurpassed by any tribe north of Mexico. In modeling, relief carving, and copper working they also attained high proficiency. As traders they were enterprising and resourceful. They procured obsidian, probably from the Yellowstone; shells from the Florida coast; copper from the Lake Superior region; and mica from the Appalachian Highland. "

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2", soft cover, facsimile reprint contains: 194 pages including the132 pages of text, 27 full page plates as well as 47 illustrations in the text.  $16.95  

 

Clay Figurines

Reconstructed Drawings

Horned Serpent Monster

Mound Details Map of Turner Group

Pits and Tunnels

 

Pottery Rim Types Mica Serpent

Ceremonial Blades

Gold Pearls

Mica

Copper Objects Cannel Coal Axes

Pottery Vessel

Meteoric Iron Incised Bone

Shell Artifacts

Sample  Plates - click on image to enlarge

CONTENTS

THE WORKS IN GENERAL
     Neighboring Groups
     General Description of the Turner Group
     Embankment of the Great Enclosure
     Elevated Circle
BURIAL PLACES WITHIN THE GREAT ENCLOSURE
     General Description
     Graves Excavated by F. W. Putnam, 1880
     Graves Excavated by C. L. Metz, 1880
     Graves Excavated by M. H. Saville, 1889-90
     Graves Excavated by E. Volk, 1905
THE MOUNDS AND THEIR CONTENTS
     Mound 1
     Mound 2
     Mound 3
     Mound 4
     Mound 5
     Mound 6
     Mound 7
     Mound 8
     Mound 9
     Mound 10
     Mound 11
     Mound 12
     Mound 13
     Mound 14
     Mound 15
     Mounds West of the Elevated Circle
ARTIFACTS IN GENERAL
     Stone Implements
     Textile Fabrics
     Pottery
CONCLUSION
     General Summary
THE SKELETAL REMAINS
     Collection in General
     Cranial Deformation
     Cranial Vault, Measurements and Indices
     Cranial Arcs and Circumferences
     Cranial Capacity
     Thickness of Left Parietal above Temporo- parietal Suture
     Minimum Frontal Diameter
     Facial, Nasal, and Orbital Measurements and Indices
     External Palatal Index (Maxillo-alveolar)
     Alveolar Index (Gnathic Index)
     Lower Jaw
     Frontal Region
     Sagittal Region
     Temporal Region
     Occipital Region
     Sutures
     Parietal Foramina
     Mastoids
     Supraorbital Ridges
     Facial Region
     Teeth
     Palate
     Skull Base
      Mandible
     Miscellaneous and Pathological
     Bones in General
     Femur
     Tibia
     Other Long Bones
     Vertebrae
     Pelvis
     Summary