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Grave Creek Mound, located in Moundsville, West Virginia is best known for having one of the largest conical types of Native American burial mounds in all of the country. Evidence shows that the area was created by the Adena, and that it has been constructed from around 250 to 150 BC. It measures of up to 62 feet in height and 240 feet in diameter and took about 60,000 tons of dirt to be created.

First explorations of the mounds occurred in 1838 by local amateurs. They found two burial vaults. They found a series of ornaments, some remains, and a small sandstone tablet inside.

The Grave Creek Mound was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964. The artifacts found on the site can be viewed at the Delf Norona Museum.
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