b'One of the few effigy mounds in Ohio, Serpent Mound is the largest and finest serpenteffigy in the United States. Nearly a quarter of a mile long, Serpent Mound apparentlyrepresents an uncoiling serpent. Serpent Mound lies on a plateau overlooking the valley ofBrush Creek. Nearby conical mounds contained burials and implements characteristic of theprehistoric Adena people (800 B.C.-A.D. 100). Graphic (BB)available and history could berecorded.The prehistoric people ofOhio did not destroy the land.They lived and died here, butdid not cut down, burn, or clearmany trees. Other than themounds they built, these peopleleft the Ohio lands unchanged.This shows an artists view of a typical LatePrehistoric village of central and southern Ohio. You can see the ruins of older villages whichThis is an artists idea of what were abandoned when the nutrients in thethe Hopewell people looked like. garden soils became used up. Graphic (DD)Graphic (CC)page 16'