Turner Group

Turner Group

Like many sites Turner was named after the owner of the property. Michael Turner allowed Frederick Putnam and the Peabody Museum rights to excavate the site in 1882.

Turner Group Earthworks as well as many other Earthworks located outside of the Scioto and Paint Creek river valley areas were not included in Squier and Davis's "Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley" even though neighboring Milford and Camden was.
As a result many of these earthworks got neglected and overlooked over time. Fortunately Turner group was one of the most thoroughly excavated sites that have also given us some of the most famous artifacts of the Middle Woodland period.
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Turner Group GIS

Time Line

100 BCE - 500 CE

Construction
Associated with the Middle Woodland period.

100 BCE - 500 CE

1839

T.C. Day

Published an article in the “Monthly Chronicle” November 1839 entitled "The Antiquities of the Miami Valley"

1851

Charles Whittlesey

 Brings Public attention to Turner Group in his writings.

1851

1882

Frederick Putnam had Dr. Charles Metz Excavate the Site.

Peabody Museum Excavation
 

1887

D.S & A.J. Hosbrook

Surveyed Site for Peabody Muesum

1887

2012

Dr. Kenneth Barnett Tankersley

Dr. Tankersley created the first Turner site 1800s drawing over 1932 Photo Overlay. Sean Chaney modified his overlay in 2012 by overlaying it over a Google Earth Image geospatially referenced. (Included Image)

Turner Group of Earthworks: By Charles Willoughby, Earnest Hooton

Entire Book Use mouse or Finger to scroll pages up or down

Page 6

Page 8

Page 33

Page 45

Page 56

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Page 68

Page 70

Page 72

Explorations In Ohio

THE PREHISTORIC MONUMENTS OF ANDERSON TOWNSHIP

THE PREHISTORIC MONUMENTS OF The Little Miami Valley (Hamilton County)

See group D on Page 8 for Turner Group Earthworks
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