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9 May 2015

At http://apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/the-moorehead-circle-a-cerem… …. the Moorehead Circle is situated at the head of a major ravine on the Little Miami River. It is a triple ring of large wooden posts surround a central pit filled with red earth. There was also a rectangular structure and other features. It is possible people were seated in the circle to watch cermonies taking place in the centre – something like a modern stadium. However, how much this is the imagination of the archaeologists rather than the facts on the ground is open to question.

The site was not strongly defended. However, it was carefully dismantled – and then covered in a layer of gravel. Why?

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