Sites & cities that bear the name of Portsmouth Earthworks

Portsmouth Earthworks

Today in : United States of America
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E

Description : The Portsmouth Earthworks are a large prehistoric mound complex constructed by the Ohio Hopewell culture mound builder indigenous peoples of eastern North America (100 BCE to 500 CE). The site was one of the largest earthwork ceremonial centers constructed by the Hopewell and is located at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers, in present-day Ohio. The majority of the mound complex site is now covered by the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio. Several individual sections of the complex have been included on the National Register of Historic Places.

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