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Serpent Mound Lecture and Guided Hike, Saturday, June 30th 2012 

This Saturday, June 30th, I will present my thoughts on these questions at Serpent Mound State Memorial. The program will begin at 1:00 PM at the Serpent Mound shelter house. The event is free and open to the general public, although there is a parking fee of $7 per car.
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'Lighting the Serpent' planned for Dec. 21

Come join the Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) for their ninth annual Lighting the Serpent at Serpent Mound near Peebles on Dec. 21. The public is invited to help FOSM volunteers place and then light close to 900 luminary candles around the serpent effigy and the three conical mounds in the park. Or bring a flashlight, and just come and enjoy the festive glow and ambiance.
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History, mystery, and intrigue at Serpent Mound
Summer Solstice Sunset Tour and Woodland Indian Festival on June 21

Every year hundreds of people come to Serpent Mound on June 21, Summer Solstice, to enjoy an evening stroll around Serpent Mound as a guide explains the multiple lunar and solar alignments that are incorporated into the curves of this ancient serpent effigy. This year the Friends of Serpent Mound (FOSM) have made arrangements so that one can spend the whole day at Serpent Mound enjoying vendors, entertainers, and speakers.
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Scientists try to unlock Serpent Mound secrets

Scientists have been trying to uncover the secrets of Serpent Mound for 165 years. A new effort, which will include ground-penetrating radar and radiocarbon dating of soil samples, is to begin April 8 at the Adams County earthwork.
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Up to 300 members of Friends of Serpent Mound will meet for the seventh year to celebrate the winter solstice by outlining the snake's walls with 900 luminaries today, Dec. 20.
Serpent Mound may be one of only a few prehistoric sites in the world that incorporates the sun and moon alignments with planetary locations, making it the perfect place to celebrate the winter solstice, said Jeffrey Wilson, former director of FSM.

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Serpent Mound is perhaps the most recognizable icon of ancient America. The gigantic earthen serpent, eternally frozen as it uncoils, extends more than 1,300 feet along a bluff in northern Adams County.
Although it is clearly a snake, which makes it, to some extent, immediately accessible to modern visitors, the meaning of this particular serpent for its builders is not so readily apparent.
And this sense of familiarity can lead to overreaching interpretations, as when the Rev. Landon West foolishly concluded that the mound represented the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

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An asteroid impacted in Ohio, US about 300 million years ago.
There is an approximately 6.4 kilometre diameter astrobleme just slightly to the northeast of the Serpent Mound*, near where the three counties, Adams, Pike and Highland come together.
The present elevation of the central uplift is 990’ above sea level.
The impactor was perhaps 680 metres across.

Ohio astrobleme
Latitude 39.035212° Longitude -83.406178°

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Latitude 44.250000N Longitude: 78.16666W
* The Serpent Mound is a 405 metres long and 1 metre high prehistoric effigy mound located on a plateau along Ohio Brush Creek in Adams County, Ohio.
The date and creators of the Serpent mound is still debated among archaeologists. But it may have been created by a sub-culture belonging to the broader Hopewell culture, a term used to encompass all of the pre-Columbian Native American groups that resided in Southern Ohio. Carbon dating of charcoal found at the site give a date of around 1070 AD.
The head of the serpent is aligned to the summer solstice sunset and the snake’s coils align with the winter solstice sunrise and the equinox sunrise.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_Mound

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