One, the mound at the heart of Moundsville, West Virginia below,

Two, the musea on premises offered the small pamphlet as follows,

Three, the pamphlet from which we excerpt on fair use grounds offers a local telling of the Grave Creek Stone controversy and in doing so offers a tracing of the stone, which may or may not be real, for analyses we will consider it a forgery,

Four, however, the pamphlet makes most curious to otherwise unknown ancient language of Appalachian, which we here find for the first time in literature and do not consider academic but alongside the truth does make much sense in failed contrast to incomplete old Moabitcs, Phoenician, Etruscan, Celtiberic, Gallic, et cetera, the languages that we may or may not find on the rocks all around, all around and all around,

Five, two names in the reference to ancient language considerations of the Grave Creek Stone, Dr. Clemens and Schoolcraft, the first discoverer of the stone itself, or the story goes, likely part of the long history of archaeological forgery in this case specifically bad, bad conduct of preservator slash entrepreneur, in full glory below,

Six, what in the hell is going on here, the overarching theme of this complex is very much how much work has been done upon and the around the original mound such that the provenance of any artifact or conclusion drawn from grounds substantially modified is hard to fathom, walkway built upon, one below, two, the adjoining edifice nineteenth century, three, the old house on top of the mound now with obelisk marker, and above again the burial chamber of ill repute with women lured in apparently, stones maybe native in first below,

Seven, the base of the musea seen in contrast to the mound, preserved maybe once upon a time. but pretty much remarked only amenable to like high skill archaeologists able sort through all the layers of detritus hereabout and we find an English academic can to remote sense some archaic trenches on the grounds,

Eight, the old cross section of the burial chamber and style of earthwork,

Nine, polished slate on exhibition, but the reality of this artifact is questionable for reason the pamphlet again provides a traced record of the artifacts which may or may not have all been lost long ago,

Ten, what is a gorget, but a throat piece, and most interesting of all the mica fragments found in upper burial chamber, one of two reputedly found and presumably the source of these mica chips, perforated indeed as the gorget as well, the piedmont of North Carolina, for whatever reason we are not exactly certain why there, but Appalachia is the source of mica for many, many Native American cultures, most controversially the Maya and the other Mesoamericam tribes reportedly traded with the Woodland Period or early archaic to late archaic eastern seaboard natives for the mica of Appalachia, deep into the northeast indeed as well, Georgia we are told is a good candidate for actual Mayan ruins to be uncovered, so too maybe New Jersey, onwards,

Eleven, we find more artifacts on display at the Pinson Mound Complex in Pinson, Tennessee, copper ear spools on display, and do appear to be authentic,

Twelve, the view in Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park down to the museum from the highest mound looking down, quite a bit higher than Moundsville’s Grave Creek Mound,

Thirteen, non-local items to Tennessee,

Fourteen, trade silver, put on display as exhibition of genuine silver for trading purposes between Europeans and Natives upon woodland contact, a more formed culture than thought in many kinds of ways long since abandoned mound building and the typical dates of Adena and Hopewell far too young or far too old for people who are most curiously asking about dates radiocarbon to be, here look to the classical silver mines and metallurgy of the scientific kind, where did this silver come from, what part of the world, like the copper above the upper peninsula of Michigan the best copper out there we are told, so too the silver mines of the west and the east USA where today one might find in the land of anthracite certain gold, iron and copper and silver lesser sight, volumetrically quite rare to see any copper on display from West Virginia no way, silver pendant the Great Turtle below,

Fifteen, hard to find any rocks among the Mississippi mounds that among all the south are typically earthwork alone and that does include the Ohio valley indeed and the otherwise capital cities of Illinois, Illinois and more in the west maybe in the southwest the mounds do not appear as they do in the east and north where the Zuni mesa offers sanctuary for the types of mesoamerica made it that far north and made a different land absent at all any reference in laymen text on petroglyph writing cultures of the ancient southwest, more on that to be discovered with the grand canyon already uncovered the gorge of all time with many offshoots falls of their own to be majestic of their own accord, but none so much as the Glen Onoko waterfalls all of whom are not named and are more than five and whose mound complex bears so much rock as to be unique and the publicly available lidar does give a sneak peak into the rocks of those mounds adjacent to a train track on an elevated platform itself, the third chamber referenced in the post below belies the complexity of what is a mound builder going to do with a chamber of very high quality craftsmanship but continue it into the hillside, hillside, the mountainside until the depth of the burial chamber is reached or until access with communicating structures is accomplished, perhaps a mine pit out at the top suggested West Virginia archaeological service for the Glen Onoko mounds, too much there to be just a simple pit mine, rather the most ceremonial, most revered burial chambers of ancient high culture to be examined by ground penetrating radar first go, if we would have our way, repeat, the chambers are old go away, chamber three again below, different view, many more to be discovered in lines of sight from the base there at complex first go, maybe excavated already below,

Sixteen, again, the chamber above is the central feature of a very irregular lithic mound in northeastern Pennsylvania, exact location hard to come by and withheld, and note the earth here is also covering the greater lithic sub-structure of this mound in particular,

Seventeen, rather open, neat and clean, the point is to contrast other famous and not so famous mound complexes in the United States, specifically in regard to Moundsville, West Virginia where they allegedly found timbers, founds logs abutting the burial chamber and only small lithic deposits in comparison overall volume of the mound, repeating from the staircase photograph above, there may a native layer of none rougher rock construction likely not ashlar, down below in contrast one of hillside wall faces of these type of mounds which are prime candidates from central chamber resonance to be found, and furthermore the single chamber may be accommodating the top central entrance point for a mound on the scale for what is seen in the background below at Glen Onoko,

Eighteen, the lay of the mound hard to capture in a single photograph, but start at left from white rock wall and trace the south contour of this large mound up the natural hill slope which is indeed a mountain,

Nineteen, move in closer and see a rather impressive wall, to what and for what not exactly clear until the chambers of these mounds are found at likely central point on top of no less than three huge burial complexes, that is to say, when below is traced back to an apex, we found chamber three up above, below the exactly south facing point of this native american burial mound at left,

Twenty, looking down to that south point from the trip the mound slope, below the east side,

Twenty-one, looking down from the west side,

Twenty-two, walking up the west side,

Twenty-three, look again and see the slope and dimension of what could be below,

Twenty-four, we’ve already found two chambers below of ashlay masonry centrally dug out and constructed for what appears to be classically top and central point of access to burial chamber down below,

Twenty-five, what is not seen in the two photographs above are the hillocks on which appear to be two terraced mound-tops culminating in central cavities at their center and apex, first and second approximately in the order of chamber one and two, the latter far more proximal to the waterfall itself. So, there are two terraced mounds in the vicinity of the base of a third. As such, these photographs here above are meant to demonstrate the logic by which central cavities likely follow central chambers open to the air and whereby the likely rationale to follow the hillside gently until it culminates north to south would lead to more interesting features, and indeed thereby the third chamber was discovered in nearly approximate path to the upper east reaches of the Pisgah Slope on that face, which the lidar does make light of not much in resolutions freely available to the public, and there on that inference up there it was, one down below, how far do you go, big things below this we are told and this we know,

Thank you that is all