Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ancient England Druid's Mound Entombing a Large Skeleton is Discovered in New York State

Ancient England Druid's Mound Entombing a Large Skeleton is Discovered in New York State


Burial mound is surrounded by a ditch an earthen wall, much like is found in the Ohio Valley.  This same type of burial mound was common in England with the people that constructed Stonehenge.


History of Cattaraugus County New York  1879
    About two miles south of the village of Rutledge, in the town of Connewango, on lot No. 45, at a point about sixty rods east of Connewango Creek and near the residence of Norman E. Cowen, there was discovered by the first pioneers of this section a sepulcher mound, nearly circular in form, and having an entire circumference of 170 feet.  The height of the mound was about 12 feet.  Mr Cheney spoke of this work as "having the appearance of being constructed with the ditch outside of the mound as in Druid Barrows.
   Within the mound there were discovered 9 human skeletons, which had been buried in a sitting posture and at regular intervals of space, in the form of a circle, and facing towards a common center.  There were some slight appearance that the framework had enclosed the dead at the time of their internment.  The skeletons were so far decayed as to crumble upon exposure to the atmosphere, but were all of very large size.  An osfemur (the largest found here) was 28 inches in length."